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It was traditional slipware as well as 18th and 19th century porcelain I was always attracted by. Two very different styles yet both have rich qualities about them and both have influenced my work from the beginning. I was already 35 years old when I finally left my career as a research technician to follow a long cherished idea. I went to England to study 3-D-Design-Ceramics at Bath Spa University and graduated with a Master of Arts in Ceramics &Glass from the Royal College of Art in London in 2005.
My work has always been about surface and colour. Everything can inspire me, consciously or unconsciously. It can be a painting, a song, and a bunch of flowers, an image in a magazine, a pot, or emotion.
One of my latest works unites my love for painting and printing with ceramics. I call it CAPRICCIO. Here I paint with slips onto a plaster block and then I pour clay onto it. Each time I lift the firm clay a new print is revealed. I cut it and fold it into unique and cheerful vessels.
Since 2007 I live and work in Hamburg, Germany.
Pieces from the Capriccio series have been awarded with the juror’s choice prize at CEBIKO 2009 the 5th Worldbiennale Icheon and are already in public collections in Europe.