We were invited by Krijn Christiaansen and Cathelijne Montens to collaborate on a project for the Wallace Gallery in London. Together with Joris Landman, Goele Dewanckel, Atelier NL, Marina de Campo and K C C M a series of ‘Conversation Pieces’ in ceramics was created for a fundraiser auction for the Wallace Gallery. Five weeks of ceramic making in the EKWC in Den Bosch.. a great place with great staff.
The concept was to translate pottery objects from Dutch Masters 17th century paintings to real life, put them together to form a new composition and then add the illusion of light and shadow by glazing the objects as if they were standing in a striking light; just like in the paintings they came from.
The work is still in progress.. several objects were damaged in the kiln and a new skin of white glazing will be applied the coming month.
5 objects in ceramics:
The virtuous woman by Nicolaes Maes
The deliverance of St. Peter by David Teniers
A hermit at prayer by Gerard Dou
The village alchemist by Jan Steen
Merrymaking in a tavern by Jan Steen
All images of original paintings:
© Wallace Collection
- K C C M identity