Collaboration with the Wellcome Collection, and the team ‘Created out of mind’ at THE HUB, London and the team Studio Senses from Central Saint Martins to investigate the potential of Ceramics for awareness of Dementia. The ceramic series ‘A ceramic diary – Living with dementia’ is in the collection of the THE HUB at Wellcome Collection and was exhibited at the British Ceramic Biennial 2017.
Collaboration with crystal manufacturer Nachtmann. The PUNK Collection, was launched at the international product fair Ambiente 2017, Frankfurt and is now available online and in shops around the world.
Collaboration with Paris based fashion label Riachi Studio. The series has been exhibited at Pangolin Gallery London 2016 presented at Tranoi Fashion Show 2018 in Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. Vases are available to buy at Riachi Online Shop.
Inspired by Riachi Studio Collection 01, I took a sculptural approach to design the collection of six vases, letting the contemporary patterns find its way onto the geometric shapes. The screen-printed patterns are inspired by Nina Warmerdam’s patterns for Riachi Studio. Every piece is unique with a handmade finish, embracing the imperfection.
Sizes: Height 32,0 cm x Diameter 15,0 cm
Material: Earthenware / Glaze – black
Attributes: Black / Slightly transparent finish / Glossy
Sizes: Height 32,0 cm x Diameter 15,0 cm
Material: Earthenware / Glaze – transparent
Attributes: Pearl White / Glossy
From the ‘Series of Body-Clay-Experiments’, Element #14, Public Engagement 8
During the group exhibition ‘Standing Block’ organised by ‘Lincoln Projects’
I performed as one of 10 artists ‘Noting Absence’ on 11 December 2017.
‘Noting Absence’ is one of my recent body-clay-experiments in which I was activating the body through pinching pots. Aiming to celebrate full presence I visualised moments in which I was noting my own absence. Every time when I became aware of my mind wandering I stopped pinching and dropped the current piece immediately, wishing to let go of all thoughts. A pinch-pot was saved, only when it was created with me being fully present, meaning body and mind were at the same place during the process.
The audience was invited to join in, and let the clay help them be fully present in their body, while imitating my gestures to mindfully pinch pots and letting go of absent moments. Pinching when inhaling, turning when exhaling. Through this experience one could feel themself in their bodies and re-connect their body with their mind.
Location: Lincoln Projects, Burlington Camden, 90-94 Baynes Street, London, NW1 0TZ
Duration: 11 December 2017, 7pm to 9pm
Participators: ca. 8 to 10
Photo credits: Mustafa Bogã
More details here.
A Ceramic Diary
Living with dementia
This project was done in collaboration with the team at the HUB of Wellcome Collection, London. As a team of 5 ceramic students from CSM we investigated the potential of Ceramics to create awareness for Dementia. Each vessel is showing a visual interpretation of a poem written by a person living with dementia. The project is informed by the book ‘The Things Between Us – Living Words: Anthology 1 – Words and poems of people experiencing dementia’ by
The project was exhibited at:
16 September – 21 October: London Design Festival – Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins, London
23 Sept – 5 Nov 2017: British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
The series is now in the collection of the HUB at Wellcome Collection, London.
Behind the scenes: www.instagram.com/studio_senses
‘Come again?’ is an identity based project that deals with side-effects of forced handedness. It is an investigation into translating emotional experiences into sculptural qualities. The series tells the story of forced handedness through 5 gestures recalling the 5 body memories – discomfort, constriction, frustration, disconnection and exhaustion.
The process of making was inspired by method acting, with me re-living the body memories while making. I call it method making. An attempt in which form follows process. The objects become a result of the moment of creation.
‘Anger sits deep. Carrying the weight of force and devision. always present the subconscious feeling of being disconnected. Disconnected from my intuition. Feeling uncomfortable. Insecure. Exhaustion follows naturally.’