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.