While visiting the Goudse Keramiek Dagen last week, I bumped into the beautiful ceramic sculptures of Gertjan van der Stelt. Not literally off course -thank god for that- but on my way to the ceramics market I passed by a gallery showing van der Stelts work – and fell in love. Take a look yourself:
It reminded me a bit of beautifully carved faceted forms of Halima Cassel. The strong geometric patterns, robust colors, playing with facets and iterations.
Layered – is the next composition of the ‘Clay meets Wood’ family. It’s based on my previous works where I experimented with layers of clay and later layers of clay mixed with other materials, such as glass.
This new variation plays with the solidness of wood, using it as a firm base where the clay layers can float upon.This structure brings a lightness and airiness to the composition
An interesting detail is that I deliberately applied the golden ratio for this composition. Maybe an obvious thing for artists, but a whole new discovery for me.