I find it very satisfying to transform chunks of clay into stoneware ceramics. Throwing clay on the potters' wheel brings me peace. My work is mostly functional and inspired by my love for nature and my youth in Africa. I like the idea that my pieces of ceramics will end up in your homes and gardens and give you some joy.
These personalized honey jars were made for the wedding of Isabella and Stefan. As a beekeeper, I do of course love the queen bee on top of the jar. Send me a message if you fancy your own personalized ceramic present. I'll see if this busy bee can make it.
I'm so happy with my latest mugs. I love big mugs that are a bit heavy in the hand and have a strong handle. My coffee remains warm for a long time in these and in winter the mugs can serve as hand warmers. The light blue mugs are my first combination of three different glazes. The third glaze makes the glaze run down. It's tough to control this because if it runs down too far, the mugs are fixed to the kiln shelves. Hope you like these too?
I believe clay does look wonderful on itself without glazing (except for the inside). That's why I love the agateware technique for which I use contrasting clays. These vases are made with very fast centering of the clay on the wheel because otherwise, the colors mix up too much. I love the feeling and look of the clays without any glaze. Only on the inside, I put a transparent glaze.
My first Christmas ball is nominated for the best Christmas tree decoration by Colpaert Van Leemputten (the biggest ceramics shop in Belgium). This was my first trial to apply a porcelain slip on nigra stoneware clay. I'm impatient to try this on bigger vases.
The little boxes below are some of the most difficult pieces I made up to now. It's quite a challenge to make a lid that fits on a box. Often the size of the box changes during the fire in a different way from the lid. With a glaze on the box, it's also impossible to fire them together as the lid will be glazed onto the box and stick forever.
I love to include some spirals inside and on the bottom of the box. These decorative elements show the movement of the pottery wheel. I hope these boxes will make people happy and I'm truly curious which secret little objects they will contain in the future. Let me know, please.
I adore creating vases. They let my creativity run wild. The variety of forms, techniques, and glazing methods are endless.
Here are some images of vases I made in 2021. See more images on my store for those still available.
I love speckled clay. Here I combined it with a simple butter glaze through which the spots appear. I also like to add a spiral while wheel throwing. I feel that it adds some uniqueness to each piece. This is my first breakfast set with plates, mugs, bowls, a small milk can and a water or coffee jar.
End of May is the spring honey harvest in Belgium. This year I would like to present my honey together with ceramic honey jars. This is my very first one. The imprint is of course that of a bee queen without whom no bee colony can survive.
I love the idea that birds will be born in something I created with clay. These bird houses are stoneware and thus waterproof and durable unique items.
As a nature lover, I like to make ceramics for gardens. I have a city garden in Brussels and although it's small, it's full of life. It's a pleasure to watch birds feeding on the grains in my feeders or drinking and bathing in my small bird baths. These pieces are not only lovely objects in the garden, but they bring life and help garden birds.
I try to create new pieces all the time. If you can't find any in my store but would like to have one, please contact me.