Welcome to The Pottery Parade!
I hope my works make people laugh and daydream. I hope they distract from daily businesses, leave warm feelings and tickle imaginations.
I hardly create plans or designs before I start working on a piece. I usually decide on the shape when I am building it, finding what feels good at that moment. This is the case for every part of the process: shaping, sculpting, choosing the colors and painting the patterns. It helps me to stay open minded and try out new things, which I feel is really important in my work.
I currently create pots, bud vases, bowls and dishes and am constantly exploring new ideas. The clay slip I currently use for decorating my items is designed by Suus Notenboom from Noot & Swart Ceramics.
Noot & Swart Ceramics is also the team that introduced me to pottery. I have learned so, so much about clay from them and could not have walked this road without their support. I recommend everyone who is curious about ceramics to give them a visit or follow one of their incredibly fun courses!
As each of my items is made entirely by hand, each is unique and has its own quirky little personality. Handmade ceramics are never perfect. I believe it's an important part of their character. When you are interested in purchasing one of the pieces in my shop, please read the descriptions carefully before doing so.
I hope you will enjoy my ceramics as much as I love creating them!