7 okt '14
Each of these four artists presents a different conception of ceramics, an approach that usually emphasizes the material’s plastic and expressive possibilities rather than pure form. Anne Wenzel’s experiments with foaming glaze add a new dimension to the function of glazing: this glaze erodes the underlying layer of clay and thus becomes a means of expression. Anton Reijnders uses ceramics for work that goes beyond the bounds of applied art. Tim Breukers, who is currently working at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam, is also intent on exploring materials and techniques, thus emphasizing their plastic qualities. Floris Wubben devised and built an extrusion machine with which he presses large quantities of clay (up to 30 kilograms in one go) through profiles.
You can find further information at www.europeanceramiccontext.com. This project is being supported by the Grant Programme for Design.