I stretch it, paint it, fold it, going to the limits of its strength, fragility and transparency.
It often leaves me in desperation because of its fragility.
It leaves me breathless with the feeling of happiness to see its fragile intensity.


ribbed 'paper' cup and saucer



waterlily; white with red, blue and bronze

porcelain with oxides and pigments, insides glazed
fired at 1280°C


in the shade of the trees

it is summer and terribly warm and it didn't seem a good idea
to heat the kiln.....
but these days I had to....
so it was better to leave my atelier alone
and to stay under the shady trees..


I promised you a Rose Garden

"I promised you a rose garden"
selected for L'Alcora 2009 (Spain)

"...I never promised you a rose garden, along with the sunshine,
there's gotta be a little rain sometimes...", says the song..
But what if I dìd promise you a Rose Garden...??
Maybe with a little love and fantasy my fragile roses will be
strong enough to create all on their own a beautiful garden with
all the fragrances of spring and summer ...
(and of autumn and winter too..!)


Korea & Westerwald

Folded Love Letters and Waterlilies



'picaflores' or hummingbirds or 'colibrì';
maybe the spanish name is the nicest: it
shows them going inside a flower
and drinking the nectar
these 'picaflores' are made of porcelain with forged silver
as earrings, they fly near the almost-open-flower-necklace.
I made them a while ago; between cups and bowls
I play and try things out with small designs like
these birds (that flew in my chilean garden)
or like the more abstract ribbed 'bronze' shell,
that is a part of the necklace.


at work

this picture was made with a phone camera
by someone in the garden at night..... :-)
I like especially working late in my atelier, at those hours
when everything seems quiet...


vase brooch

a porcelain vase brooch


Tokens of Love

porseleinen waaiers
porcelain fans
(backside glazed)


flowering vase for Pieterke

 a small vase,
made to be fixed on a wall
it has a flat back


a taste of springtime..

'frozen' vase
porcelain, inside glazed


a taste of... porcelain!


large colored bowl


'frozen' cup with red flowers

porcelain, inside glazed


light traveling bag - a christmas wish

light traveling bag brooch; a cup for drinking,
a leaf for shadow, a flower for perfume
and two wings to go flying wherever you want!


folded bowls

porcelain bowls
Ø 13 cm., h. 5 cm.
very thin, inside glazed,
the outside oxide paintings are visible from the inside


'frozen bowl' with bronze

porcelain bowl, southern ice, oxides,
Ø 20 cm. h. 9 cm.
see more like this here..(click)..


we live forever...

very thin plate and bowl, porcelain, with incisions, light blue glaze
they are so thin and light that they were almost blown away
by the wind on the Piazza Santissima Annunziata in Firenze...


'frozen' - white plate and white bowl with red rim

dainty and delicate...
inside glazed
Ø 14 cm., h. 8 cm.
see more like this here.. (click)


sweet milk or cream - with wings

porcelain, pinched, inside glazed


small round bowls with a golden rim and a flower (brooch) with silver


Argillà 2008 Faenza

my stand at Argillà and some visitors
(also a very small visitor)
more about Argillà 2008 here.. (click)


flower cups

porcelain (southern ice)


Selections, Awards and Events 2008

Selections, Awards and Events 2008:

  • - Biennale International de Ceramica L'Alcora (Spain)

  • - Cerco 2008 (2nd prize- Accésit) (Zaragoza- Spain)

  • - Fair - 'Lungo i Sentieri dell'Acqua' (Lago Maggiore - Italy)

  • - Museo de Teruel (collection) (Spain )

  • - Fair - Argillà 2008 (Faenza- Italy)

  • - Gold Coast City Art Gallery 2008 (Australia)

  • - Fair – Fiera della Ceramica 2008 (Firenze- Italy)

  • - Esplugues Biennal (Barcelona – Spain)


summer jewellery

porcelain, silver, silk, gold, resin


Oggebbio - Lago Maggiore

"Lungo i Sentieri dell'Acqua"
domenica 13 giulio
nell' giardino della chiesetta di Camogno
Un Grazie a Cri !!


small 'folded' colored bowls

Ø 11cm. (measured without rim) or ±18cm.(measured with rim)
porcelain, outside oxides and pigments, inside glazed


blue plate

small porcelain plate (Ø 20 cm.) with blue and transparent glaze


'crumpled paper' bowls

'crumpled paper' bowls
porcelain (southern ice)


Tiles for a Street in Oggebbio (Lago Maggiore)

An ancient stone wall with new tiles in a small street in a village
just some hundreds of meters above the lake (Lago Maggiore).
The Village is called Pieggio and is a 'frazione' of
Oggebbio (Verbania).
Met dank aan Marco!