Statement of the Artist

"Working with clay is very satisfying and soothing. It forces you to focus on the clay itself. It is an amazing process to see and experience where the clay will bring you. With this approach, each female figure is unique with her own personality".

Ceramics always played a role in my life.  When I was a middle school student, I got the key from the art room to work on my pieces and to assist my art teacher in special ceramic projects. My first assignment came from my French teacher that symbolized his family.

I stepped away from ceramics to pursue a career in financials. I studies Economics at the Free University in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and worked as a financial analyst. To get a break from the hectic work life in the financial world, I came back to ceramics. I took ceramic sculpture classes with the Dutch artist Femke Kempkes, with focus on the human body.

I stepped away from ceramics again when I moved with my family to the US. When my daughter started to take pottery wheel classes, I realized that I missed ceramics very much and started to take lessons again. I also did the technical education program at Mudflat studios in Somerville, MA. I still take lessons and will never step away from ceramics again!

My Story

I am a ceramic artist with focus on hand building female figures. Besides female figures, I love coiling and slab building. I often combine both techniques.  Sometimes I enjoy working on the wheel. My signature is lace prints in my pieces, from female sculptures to mugs.  

 
 
 
 

I will have mugs, cups, bowls and wind chimes on sale during the Spring Fling weekend at Wright Locke Farm, Saturday May 12 from 1 to 4 pm. Address: 82 Ridge Street, Winchester, MA

Previous Events

  • December 2017: Pre-Holiday Shopping  Event at Re/Max Leading Edge, Lexington MA

  • November 2017: Thanksgiving Market, Winchester, MA

  • November 2017: Fall pop up market at Wright Locke Farm, Winchester, MA

  • August 2017 : Art in August, Winchester, MA

  • June 2017 : Art in Bloom, Next Door Theater, Winchester, MA

  • May 2017 : Sale at Spring Fling: Plant & Artisan Market at Wright Locke Farm, Winchester, MA

  • November 2016 : Sale at Fall pop-up market at Wright Locke Farm, Winchester MA

  • June 2016 : Art in Bloom, Next Door Theater, Winchester, MA

  • May 2016 : Sale at Mudflat Studio's, Somerville, MA

  

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