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.




Summer Treasures


cushion brooch

Without my kiln, for a while, finally I mounted some of the smaller pieces, that I keep 'collecting'; my trials and errors and my color- and form tests, these test pieces somehow manage to start a life of their own as jewelery pieces or sometimes as little animals. Maybe because I find it really difficult to throw anything away.. (one never knows if they could turn into something...) and because these small scale trials inspire and keep me going... If they turn out interesting, I try to find out other possibilities. The cushions brooches I have been making for a while, have three layers of thin porcelain, the bottom layers are closed, so in baking they 'rise' nicely!. (I just made an appletart for Sanne's birthday, so this phrase is in style..) and the third layer has holes for the 'pins' and pearls and the stitching.



porcelain (glazed), sliver and gold (filled)


older events

Honorable mention 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 (CEBIKO), Korea

Biennial of Manises 2009 (Spain)

Biennial of Aveiro 2009 (Portugal)

L'Alcora 2009 (Spain)

"Folded Love Letters series" 2ndpremium CERCO 2008 (Zaragoza, Spain)

L'Alcora 2008, Spain

Biennale de L'Esplugues 2008, Spain

Gold Coast Award 2008, Australia

Argillà 2008 Fair (Faenza)

Fiera della Ceramica 2008 (Firenze)

(Publication Lark Books “500 ceramic sculptures” (spring 2009)


Museu de Cerâmica de Aveiro

"Tokens of Love" (a triptych)

will be in the Museu de Aveiro (Portugal)
from 3 October until 15 November 2009


Museu de Ceràmica de l'Alcora

I Promised You a Rose Garden”,

is exhibited from 9 July until 6 September 2009
in the Museu de Ceràmica de l'Alcora,


'folded' cups with gold rim


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)