zondag 18 december 2011

Jewelry for Fishes

I ám working at a serie of plates with fish images dressed up with jewelry and I 'borrowed 'Obama 's family name as an example for a frontdoor name plate.Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.Rob

vrijdag 2 december 2011

Yes we can(...smile)

I plan to do a portrait of Obama.Also I ám working at a surreal piece with a steamtrain,a horse,and continents.With the concept text 'Iron horses are animals too'.That is true the engine of the train has the same strenght as 3000 horses.Rob

zondag 13 november 2011

Animals are People too

People has often likeness with an animal,no wonder,People are animals too.The male chimp in my tile looks a bit like...?.Of course so there is any resemblance it is unintended and my fault.Next time I do a serious portrait .Rob

maandag 24 oktober 2011

My First Grey Hair

I was a little suffering from psychological depression lately, and when looking in the mirrow I saw even a first grey hair!I don't like pills and the best way to halt
grey hair(and keep haircoloring away) is to tell myself everyday a joke.Here two versions of a clown;"the friends will be friends'' clown is ready and the ''My first grey hair''clown stills need a firing.Rob

vrijdag 23 september 2011

Creative with Text

Often you see celebs interviewed before a wall with brands names behind.I wonder if I could use this concept with texts in combination with my 'pets'.Here an example.I made the tile on commission in a maximum serie of 100 pieces,textures are with each piece different and are handpainted clayslip.Click on the image,the resolution of the larger image is 1000*750 pixels.Rob

vrijdag 12 augustus 2011

Our cute little Dog...

Tile for the front door.Even bears go on the run when they read the text.Our cute little dog is scaring unwanted visitors only because he is family of the wolf!The piece is a silkscreen print with relief texture.Rob

zaterdag 23 juli 2011

Getting Roots in the Traffic Jam

I ám now able to realise thin clay threads in my pendants.They can be used to make roots for toadstools;the mycelium.I wonder if the same can be done with objects (cars or buildings)Maybe it looks stupid;a traffic jam with cars that developping roots or a windmill with roots.Another variant for the clay threads are spider webs.Rob

maandag 20 juni 2011

Email for the Flintstones

A stoneage stamp' from ceramic.The train is partly done with pen and ceramic inkt.The other part is done with the black and white relief slip.The horse piece is done with silkscreen and painted with green relief slip.Rob

woensdag 18 mei 2011


The turtle and fish tiles are fired now,and Iám happy with the result.They are painted with a white and a black engobe.Rob

dinsdag 3 mei 2011

Small Paintings with Frame

Comercial tiles from the do it yourself store,which I cut into smaller tiles, are a good source for small ceramic (slip)paintings. After the cutting, a drawing with pen and inkt and slip painting follows.The frame and cloisonné of the tile, is done with the slipapplicator.Rob

zondag 17 april 2011

Handshaking with a Cloud Figure

Sometimes there are very remarkable cloud figures in the sky,and I wonder what they have to tell.One of my clay figurine had the opportunity to shake hands with a cloud(the upper left tile).

I make the small pieces with a slip applicator.It is a very easy way to make figures on a piece of plaster.Once dry the plaster loose the figures and they can transfered to a tile or vase.With a brush and slip it is also possible to paint on plaster.

zondag 27 maart 2011

The Nothing to Wear Blues

The basic of the elf and the clothing doll are clay silhouettes,the head and the wings are added particles.It is fun to make clothes from ceramic,and dress the 'barbie' elf.I ám working at a small garderobe. Rob

vrijdag 11 maart 2011

The Wings of the Butterfly

Puzzling with the pendants gave some unexpected sculptures.Here a spaceclown and a butterfly.
It was fun to do the jacket of the clown.I plan to do more fabrics from ceramic.


vrijdag 25 februari 2011

Dutch Theme

Boats,windmills,water and beaches at a small scale.The pendants are inspired by old Dutch classic paintings.I paint them,in relief,with colored fat casting slip.Fun to do,and some good practice for the eastern eggs painting later this year.


dinsdag 15 februari 2011

Tile Work

I have a small dark photostudio in my bathroom,for silkscreen printing.Further a photo emulsion,a lamp,and screens.It is a relative easy and not very expensive way, to make prints on tiles with underglaze.After the printing I added some reliefwork.


dinsdag 1 februari 2011

Astrologic Signs

Last weeks I was orienting myself on doing astrologic signs.I have in progress some study tiles and pendants.It seems a lot of work to design and to work out the 12 signs.Colours and symbols have to be right for every sign.

Some first test results;the small tile is in the greenware stage,the pendants are painted with a reliefpaste and are waiting for another firing.

zaterdag 8 januari 2011

Kitchen Help

No those fellows are not helping with the dishwash,but they know how to handle a towel.

donderdag 6 januari 2011

'Plastic Surgery'

Starting the new year with a new head;
After firing I wasn't happy with the rooster's head.So I carved another clayhead.'The spare part head' would stick to the glaze of the piece after firing again,so I don't have to throw away the piece.The cat also obtain another head already in the greenware stage.