╳ Ceramic Origami

╳  Ann Van Hoey was an industrial engineer before she discovered ceramics. Inspired by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, Van Hoey’s crafting technique results in unusual creations that trigger new chains of associations.

╳  ‘Étude Géométrique’ is the name she has chosen for a series of five bowls that impressively embody the quintessence of her artistry in a contemporary manner. The basis for these pieces are thinly rolled pieces of clay cut into semicircles, which are joined and shaped into perfectly hemispherical bowls on the potter’s wheel. When the clay has dried to a ‘leather-hard’ consistency Van Hoey uses a pair of scissors to cut triangular segments, joining the ends so as to overlap, thus opening up the path towards new three-dimensional shapes, whose logic and clarity do not only fascinate minimalists alone. Without any décor, the clay’s colour and material characteristics are displayed to perfection, and the combination of lines and surfaces makes for charming sculptural effects.

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