Big plate: My very firstling

My very firstling, this big 33 cm plate or bowl. Handmade from {double sided} mould till glazing and everything in between. Only one fits in the top of the kiln, this makes it extra special.

I am working on a ceramic project {som tea- and coffee-rituals} In the past I made several ceramic works, but after years I needed to dust of my knowledge again. This plate is one of several works that I made to get the feeling back with the clay, moulds (especially double-sided moulds) and glazes. I am nog yet there, but I am on my way to get there. Love to work again with ceramics. It’s one of those challenging areas were you never stop learning.

Table brothers…

Enjoy the flexibility of form and use in table brothers. In 2012 the design was one out of ten nominees for the ‘Noordelijke Ontwerpprijs’

A set of two tables were adults and kids can enjoy their lives together all day with eat, work and play. I am very proud of the functionality of the two tables together and the looks that are simple but elegant.

Were working, playing and eating not always mix well together, in this  table you easily remove your laptop and other stuff under the top-blade to make space for breakfast or dinner.

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I created the table after remarks of my son. He never liked to sit in a high chair (or should I say he hated it?). With the smaller table, a child can sit on a normal chair and eat ‘as a grown-up’. The minute I finished the table, my son sat down on the smaller table and said: “this is my table and the other one is for my big brother”. So you can imagine why this table is called ‘brothers’. The smaller table can also be used as a side-table and has the perfect height to eat your meal while watching TV

This is a ‘work in progress’ creation. I expect and hope to see it in production this year.