Jacob van der Beugel

Emphasis of the tactile elements of the material and of the traces from the making process

The work consists of refined wheel-thrown functional tableware and larger installation pieces. Current work focuses on the tactile nature of coarse surface decoration alongside austere clay colours. This is achieved through pulverising kiln shelves, local stones and old bricks, then applying the powder to the thrown piece.

The resulting effect makes the user directly aware of the sensual nature of clay, be it smooth for the lips or rough for grip. The dark colour of the clay speaks of the earthy state in which clay is found in our natural environment, highlighting its abundance and its importance.




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