woensdag 30 december 2009

Happy New Year

After I glazed the clown,I added some particles and fired the piece again,so they are glued to the piece.The particles are made by sliptrailing clay on a piece of plaster.A Happy and creative New Year!

maandag 28 december 2009

Help,My Tennis Ball is Missing

Nearby my home is a tennisclub so there always plenty of balls.I can use the balls ,with some glaze I glued them to my tiles.No just joking ,I make the balls by myself;trailing slip on a piece of plaster.

maandag 21 december 2009

White Christmas

It is very unusual to get a white christmas in Holland, but this year every thing in front of my home is white.
I ám working at tiles with a lot of particles(see the clown picture).First I make the particles on a piece of plaster(painting with clayslip or with the slipapplicator) and then I transport the particles to an already fired tile.With some glaze the particle is glued to the tile and fired again.

A white and merry Christmas!


dinsdag 15 december 2009

A Christmas Carol

My nickname my wife gave me is Scrooge.I suppose she did that because I ám not very generous.I plan to give her this year a selfmade tile called 'December City'(with a shopping centre in Christmas ambiance pictured).Hope she likes the textures.

woensdag 9 december 2009

Sea Tile

Detail of a fish,turtle,and seahorse tile.

maandag 7 december 2009

A Saving Energy Tip

The world leaders are parking their limos and planes for the climate top in Copenhagen. I felt myself also a bit guilty about the fact I had to fire my climate piece(the melting of Antartica) three times which costed also energy.Otherwise with a mural, parts can be fired a few times more for extra colors, effects,etc.and other parts not;this saves energy.

donderdag 3 december 2009


We invited this family for christmas dinner.

woensdag 2 december 2009

Gift Season

There was a peak the past week in selling,I also sold some elephant and fish minimurals.Now I have to replace the minimurals in my assortiment:here is one in progress.

dinsdag 1 december 2009

Two Horses

A set of 2 horses ready.The texture is somewhat 'orbiting' the piece.Maybe doing Zodiac signs is an idea.

maandag 30 november 2009

The Happy Family

Having children, a dog and a car is often the stereotype of the happy family. I want to work this out in a ceramic collage.Here a study;the idea is to combine larger greenware tile work ,with small glazed or biscuit ware.
Of course there would occur the technical problem about the different shrinking.It is a challenge to find a solution.

zondag 29 november 2009

Underwater Creature

A fish like animal in progress.

donderdag 26 november 2009

Black Engobe

It is always a surprise (good or bad) to open the kiln after firing experiments.Here an experiment with a black engobe and white particles.

woensdag 25 november 2009

Tile Work

Another car model,the car has become a sort of canvas.

vrijdag 20 november 2009

Wet in Wet

I try to combine sculpting and painting techniques.A sculpting technique which I like to investigate further for the next year is sculpting in a wet surface (in a gel for example).Here an experiment;the upper image is a (hi-res)detail of the under image.

dinsdag 17 november 2009


Two tiles in progress;underglazed in biscuit stage and ready for a transparent glaze coat and a second firing.

maandag 16 november 2009

Party Animals

Fresh color painting,the turtle is ready to go to the disco.The party animal has fluor colors which light up very cool under an UV light.

vrijdag 13 november 2009

Foam work

Last week I took a break from pottery and I did some foam cutting.It is fun to work with the hot wire, and a mold from plaster or latex can be made ,so the piece can realized later also in clay.

Here a harbour scene in progress.The piece became a bit 'muddy' and I will try to change it somewhat.

dinsdag 10 november 2009

Angel on a Clould

Three pieces combined to one painting with the photoprogram.

maandag 9 november 2009

Keep the Toilet Clean

One of my tiles that is in demand is the tile for the toilet;"Hou het net op toilet" it means in English"Do not piss on this floor"

zondag 8 november 2009

Update 2

The piece after adding some shadows ,highlights,and minor changes.


zaterdag 7 november 2009


Here the piece in a further stage.Maybe I work out some details,change thinks a bit,overwork it(lol), or maybe I consider it as finished.

donderdag 5 november 2009

Fractal/Crystal Art

The Netherlands is a land full of windmills.So they are often an inspiration for tiles and paintings.Now I try to look at it from the corner of fractal art.Here a piece in progress.

woensdag 4 november 2009

Something Negative about my Work I Have to Tell

I ám working at some tiles with a negative relief.The pieces are baked for the first time and I like to add in the next firings texture and extra colors.

zaterdag 31 oktober 2009

The Butterfly

The butterfly is an older tile made a few years ago ;it is fired several times and the colors and reliefpaste is applied in layers and seperate firings.


Using a Dremel

Delft Blue is one of my favourite colors,the one I have is very rich of pigment but it is hard to see before firing and I use easy to much.So I had to use a dremel to 'sand' a lot of color and unwanted textures away afterwards.


dinsdag 27 oktober 2009

The Detail

Pen and ceramic inkt are my favorites when drawing lines.Sometimes lines and contrast can really change a piece.A few pictures to make this clear.Also a closeup of the texture.

maandag 26 oktober 2009

Preview with the Computer

After the tile was baked,I did a sketch with the photoprogram;.Some lines and colors change the piece.

woensdag 21 oktober 2009

The Secondhands Car

From an old lady,good as new.

dinsdag 20 oktober 2009

Jonah and the Whale

"When you are me missing,I ám fishing"Jonah said.


zaterdag 17 oktober 2009

More Eggs

Another miniature;eggs and seahorses.

vrijdag 16 oktober 2009

What should we eat today?

The inside of an egg can hold images.In this case I put small turtles in the egg.It is miniature ,and I use a looking glass and a fine needle to sculpt the small creatures.

dinsdag 13 oktober 2009

Glass and Ceramic

A crazy scientist is doing an experiment in a petri dish with some growing ceramic cells.Then a techno_phant occurs.

zaterdag 10 oktober 2009


Some more study tiles.Maybe they are a bit busy but there is a lot into to discover.

vrijdag 9 oktober 2009

An interesting Tile Experiment

I poured some casting clay in a mold, and in the wet clay I lay the leatherhard image of a boat(and a smoke trail).On the wet clay surrounding the boat I put some ceramic glaze glue.Then I added with the slipapplicator liquid clay to the surface;And very strange textures appeared which looks a bit like crystals.

Ok I have to work this further out but I ám really amazed by the result.

donderdag 8 oktober 2009

Underwater traffic(2)

Here a seahorse carriage with texture.I 'plugged' the piece in my latest digital work which is called 'underwater traffic'.

woensdag 7 oktober 2009

Light and Dark

My pieces came out a little bleach after firing.To accent the textures and to provide more contrast I decide to do an extra wash with dark ceramic inkt.Here they are with the inkt but I have to fire the pieces again.