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.

Watering can or coffeepot?

From raw product to coffeepot… this coffeepot was inspired by arabic writings on (mainly Turkish) ceramics. Although raw it looks like a watering can, painted and finished  it refers very strongly to a coffee ritual. You can hold this art-piece only in the palm of your handsKoffiepot-tweetuit-HannaKerkhofTwee-tuiten-voor-HannaKerkhofIn Arabic it’s written: ‘See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands’ {Isaiah 49:16}

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