Both the series Kupfernickel and Terrestrial Beings were realised during 2006 in an extended period of work in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. A city well known for it's leaning towards ceramics and where a number of institutions form the Den Bosch Keramiek Stad (DBKS) network. This work was carried out first while acting as artist in residence in the studios of the Academie of Art and Design in the city, and subsequently while undertaking a work period at the nearby centre for experimental practice, the European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC). Though differing clearly in scale, both series were created using a combination of the same ceramic processes and techniques. These included sculpting, hand-building, mold forming, and a wide range of glazing and approaches to surface finishing. The resulting works are subsequently related yet unique and distinct sculptures. The title for both a number pieces as well as the subsequent exhibition, Kupfernickel is taken from an important historical reference relating to the designation of Nickel, one of the prime raw materials in the making of the works.
Terrestrial Beings

Galerie De Witte Voet
06 01 2007 to 07 02 2007

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Terrestrial Being (Blue)
60 cm
High and multiple fired ceramic, glaze and sinter engobe
Private Collection