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‘Getrapt’ – Architect-Tour 2013

Ingekaderd from the series Getrapt - Clayandmore

As you could read in my last blog post,

I’m participating in ‘Architec-Tour 2013′: a Flemish art project about the relationship between clay and architecture.  Time to show my work!

Getrapt - white porcelain staircase - Clayandmore

The staircase as architectural element

I was inspired by the staircase as architectural element. Being as old as the hills, I was intrigued by the different roles it got throughout history: Verder lezen ‘Getrapt’ – Architect-Tour 2013

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Exhibition Architec-Tour IKA Mechelen 23/03

ArchitecTour 2013

When? Saturday 23/03 from 10 am to 4pm
Where? IKA Mechelen, Veemarkt 39, 2800 Mechelen

Clay and architecture have always been related. Sometimes as close friends, other times as mere acquaintances. Nevertheless they’ve always influenced and interacted with each other.

ArchitecTour 2013
ArchitecTour 2013

Verder lezen Exhibition Architec-Tour IKA Mechelen 23/03

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Meet the newest member of the clay meets wood series – wall pieces

Clay Meets Wood - wall piece
Clay meets wood- Wall piece zij

This new member of the Clay meets wood series is created in the same philosophy as the other compositions: delicate organic clay waves, playfully contrasting the wooden base of the wall piece.  What I love the most about this wall piece is the play of light and shadow.

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Ai Weiwei: One Hundred Million Sunflower Seeds

A beautiful short documentary on the Chinese artist Ai WeiWei’s sunflower seeds project, which at the same time sheds a unique insight into the traditional Chinese porcelain craft.

One Hundred Million Sunflower Seeds was an art installation at the Tate Modern , London.  Ai Weiwei created the clay seeds individually using workshops in the city of Jingdezhen. The seeds seem identical, but are actually unique. These life-like sunflower seeds are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain.

“Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands. Poured into the interior of the Turbine Hall’s vast industrial space, the 100 million seeds form a seemingly infinite landscape. 
Porcelain is almost synonymous with China and, to make this work, Ai Weiwei has manipulated traditional methods of crafting what has historically been one of China’s most prized exports. Sunflower Seeds invites us to look more closely at the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon and the geo-politics of cultural and economic exchange today. Source:”`

Funny note: Half way into the exhibition the English Health & Safety department decided the ceramic dust was a hazard and stopped all visitors from walking and interacting with the installation. They can now be viewed  from the bridge.