Hi there! Welcome to my ceramic art gallery. I hope you enjoy to have a look to my ceramic sculptures.
Who am I?
I am first of all a mother of 3: a son of 19 who’s studying architecture in Brussels, his name is Wout, a daughter Yelena of 4 and my newborn Joakim a few months old.
Wout and Yelena in Stuttgart. Yelena and Wout are partners in crime.
Yelena and Joakim at home. She loves her little brother so much… She takes each moment that they are together to cuddle
Apart from that I work fulltime as a product owner at the data area of DPG Media. DPG Media is the biggest media company of Belgium and The Netherlands. We’ve multiple big media brands like Het laatste Nieuws, VTM and De Volkskrant. I’m quite passionated about big data and analytics. It’s a very challenging and evolving domain and I really love my job. For the moment I manage a team of 13 colleagues: tracking specialists, SQL experts and data engineers. We manage enormous amounts of data every second.
With the team we wrote an article about tracking user behavior on websites and apps. For who’s interested you can find it on the DPG Media website.
My ceramic studio from the outside
In my free time I have some other passions: gardening, interior design, traveling, reading but mainly pottery and ceramic sculpturing. Since 4 years I have my own studio at home, in our garden.
My favourite flowers are, like you can see: foxgloves. In spring they decorate my studio from the outside.
What I love about clay is the fact that when it’s not yet baked, you can destroy your work and start over again by making the clay or porcelain wet again. The whole process of making a sculpture takes time and is very intensive. But you can create so many different things.
Also developing glazes, test them on different types of clay is a real craft. It’s the magic of chemistry. When you put the glaze on the art piece it is always a surprise how it will come out of the kiln.
Mostly I fire the kiln first to 900C for the biscuit firing and after glazing to 1250C.
Some more impressions from my studio: