Lisa Biris makes hand-formed porcelain and stoneware objects. The inspiration of the objects she creates comes from all the beautiful textures and colors that nature has to offer. Particularly corals, fungi and seed pods, but also feathers, skin textures, scales, wood, exotic plants and geological formations. Website www.lisabirisceramics.com
Yves de Block has realized his shapes over a long period through traditional hand-building. He switched to a sculptural technique called Kurinuki. A technique of cutting and notching in a clay mass, which allows an immediate and intuitive process with a much wider range of shapes. Yves now applies this Kurinuki technique to his new form: boxes. Website www.yvesdeblock.nl
Willy van Bussel has been making ceramics for forty years. He works exclusively with porcelain. He turns his bowls and cylinders as thin as possible. The geometric lines of the decorations accentuate the sleek shapes of his graceful porcelain. An extremely subtle balance of shape and decoration. “Work that makes you happy” as he says.
Monika Debus (Germany) makes salt-fired vases with elegant black paintings and free-formed sculptures with varied decorations. She builds these sculptures with slabs of stoneware clay. As the way works, the forms arise, with imperfection as the starting point. She paints the shapes with colorful engobes. Website www.monika-debus.de
Job Heykamp turns vases and other utensils made of stoneware clay, whereby the rotating ridges may remain visible. He also constructs boxes, makes wall objects and monumental shapes. His signature is the different layers of wood ash glaze and engobes worked with sgraffito technique. The earth-bound tones and textures suggest that these are ancient archaeological finds. Website www.jobheykamp.nl
Liesbeth Kamp makes ceramic objects where functionality is often central. Shape and color are important to her. Exciting forms where the starting point are a number of keywords such as powerful, frivolous, exuberant and unexpected. She opts for coloring with sinter engobes, which reinforce the dullness of the shapes. Website www.liesbethkamp.nl
Jan Kamphuis makes colorful vases composed of decorated plates of clay. The first phase consists of decorating, painting plaster plates with engobe. He applies a layer of casting clay to the plasterboard that adheres to the painting. When the clay is still soft, he cuts the cloth into the desired shape and assembles it together. Website www.jankamphuis.nl
Maria ten Kortenaar makes porcelain cylindrical objects according to the Japanese Nerikomi inlay technique. She constructs the forms by hand from wafer-thin, fragile, colored slices of porcelain, which she assembles with colored sludge. Maria exhibits all over the world: in France, England, Hong Kong, and at the Biennale in Taiwan. Website www.mariatenkortenaar.com
Guy van Leemput (B) has concentrated in recent years on making wafer-thin porcelain bowls. Delicate white bowls, which are meticulously modeled on an inflated balloon, piece by piece. A method that can be compared to an organic growth process. which do not by definition have a functional use. Website www.guyvanleemput.be
Yasuyo Nishida and Vladimir Groh started Studio Porcelain (Czech Republic) together to realize their ceramic ideas. They work with porcelain. They use casting molds for their objects. Composite molds create original and exciting shapes. These are decorated, often using platinum luster. They mainly make utility ceramics.
Gert de Rijk (1945-2009) was a versatile ceramicist. His work cannot be categorized. Over the years he develops his own style and technique with shapes and glazes. He was a virtuoso on the turntable, but also liked to challenge himself with other techniques. Initially he made utility ceramics, from 1977 he only delivered free work.
Margot Thijssen (B) has been working with porcelain for ten years and has developed an entirely unique approach to casting porcelain in several layers, from 2 to six layers. Margot recently even managed to cast seven layers of porcelain. Her exceptional mastery of this technique offers her the maximum space to play with transparency.
Jolanda Verdegaal‘s turned pots have weathered surfaces due to the use of specific turning techniques, which are based on the fact that clay shrinks during drying.
The finish with precious metal lusters or molded elements make the at first sight sturdy pot shapes a graceful object. Website www.jolandaverdegaalkeramiek.nl
An important starting point for the work of Marjan de Voogd is the love for porcelain and the container shape from the ceramic tradition. She colors the white porcelain with color pigments and by arranging the colored porcelain in a picturesque way in the flat surface, she forms the composition for her vases. In her work she uses Nerikomi inlay techniques.
In the work of Henk Wolvers, exclusively porcelain, layering, transparency and movement are the most important starting points. Often the shapes are related to a bowl or bowl, but they always walk new paths with surprises. Because they are built one by one, they are all unique. Website www.henkwolvers.com
Yuk Kan Yeung born in Hong Kong has lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1987. The beautiful porcelain objects of Yuk Kan are about voyages of discovery. For her, creating porcelain and drawing is like writing poetry. Like a poet expresses feelings with words, Yuk Kan uses her shapes and colors. Her work is exhibited internationally with work in the permanent collection of museums. Website www.yeungyukkan.com
Gerdi Zwaan‘s work falls under the heading of monumental ceramics. Trained as a sculptor, she became fascinated by the skin of the clay, structures and color that can be added. knows how to give character to her robust clay sculptures with a minimum of lines and shapes. She is creative in the processing of different materials used in her sculptures: boxes, nails, cans, etc. Website www.gerdizwaan.nl