Our Precious Water

Being fascinated with life I am also fascinated with water as a condition of life. I want to draw public attention to the fact that water body is itself full of life, although not easily visible. I made a collection ‘Plankton’ inspired by micro organisms living in water, just thousands times bigger.

Planktons
Planktons

A set of 17 elements. H (of an element)= 8-10cm, stoneware, coiling

Deep From the Sea
Deep From the Sea

A set of 3 elements. H (of an element)= 11-13cm, stoneware, coiling

During my participation at the Baikal Ceramystica symposium on the Olkhon Island at the Baikal Lake, Russia, in 2018 I was impressed by the magnitude of this world’s biggest fresh water reservoir but also by its radiating mysticism. To celebrate it I made huge forms, thousands times bigger than the water micro organism that served as the inspiration.

Baikal Lake Plankton
Baikal Lake Plankton

A set of 5 elements. H (of an element)= 29-32cm, stoneware, coiling

Another inspiration related to water came from life at the water edge – water birds. Their forms, perfectly adapted to their habitat I materialized in the collection “Together”.

Together
Together

H= 40cm - 42cm, stoneware, coiling

Together
Together

H= 40cm - 42cm, stoneware, coiling

The beauty of water containers that are found in traditional pottery I see as a materialisation of people’s admiration of water.  And it is that admiration that led me to make a serious of pieces of form and natural clay colour that reflect my inspiration from the traditional pottery.

The Glory of Water
The Glory of Water

H= 30cm - 32cm, stoneware, coiling

The Glory of Water
The Glory of Water

H= 30cm - 32cm, stoneware, coiling