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.


eggshell-thin porcelain bowls, sad and sweet like cajun music...

sweet sugar & secrets from Margrieta Jeltema on Vimeo.

inspiration and workplace

My Atelier (Enchanted Flowers) from Margrieta Jeltema on Vimeo.

In the backgarden of my house is a terrace that became an atelier. Here I make my porcelain sculptures and here I get inspired by the delicate plays of light and shadow all around me.

The slideshow with pictures of my atelier and surroundings was made on request of the curators of the 6th World Korean Ceramics Biennial 2011. It has been used for a video about the workplaces of artists who participated in the exhibition.