Picture take in 1950 at the nursery school when I was 4 yeare old.

 

 

 

 

The first years at the Academy of Fine Arts at Eeklo (1961-1962 under the leadership of Achiel Pauwels. Exercising drawing and painting were basic. From 1965 I start designing and creating smaller works of art (experimental) such as brooches and tiles. Also working with plaster (moulds among other things) and later on experiments with glaze. The latter has become essential in my work. Picture 2 shows somehow the overwiew-exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts (Raamstraat) with works of art going back to 1965. After the exhibition and my last year at the Academy I was rewarded the Governamental Medal for Monumental Ceramic Art.

 

Two plates, 25 cm by 25 cm. a) clay, pressing down technique, with engraving of King and Queen with several white and grey glazes, fired at 1040° C. b) same technique as a) but imprint on the inner side.

 

Two plates, 45 cm by 15 cm, clay, a) pressing down technique, with imprint. b) same technique with mask decoration, overglazecoating technique on glazed white surface, max. temperature 1040° C.

 

Bather/Rescuer, H 30 cm, hand-built. My first figurative three dimensional smaller work of art based on a new insight and new technique. I shall make more use of this technique later on to make larger works of art such as Queen (1970), H 195 cm, Boats (1983), Festive Boat L 102 cm, H 55 cm, W 24 cm.

 

Aunt Helena (as a singer), H 30 cm, hand-built, overglazecoating decoration, max. temp. 1040° C.

 

Round plate, diameter 40 cm, blast fired clay with leaveblank technique, glaze decoration.

 

Round plate, earthenwork with Delft’s blue glaze decoration on white crusty glaze.

 

Relief with fish, L 100 cm, negative imprint of a relief carved in plaster.

 

Wall-relief “Spectators” (1963), the murder on J.F. Kennedy on November 22th, glazed earthenwork with cobalteffect, L 118 cm, H 25 cm.

 

Flora, H 50 cm, on a red socle, clay glazed with white A 222 and crusty overglaze-coating, crackle decoration. Temp. 1040° C.

 

Flora (detail).

 

Napoletana, H 45 cm, hand-built, diluted white glaze and overglaze-coating.

 

Napoletana (side-view).

 

“Silence is gold”, H 50 cm, hand-built technique, white glaze, drawing in overglaze-coating.

 

“Silence is gold” (side-view).

 

Colima (300-1250) Mexico, copy of a pumpkin like jar shaped in stylized parrots - fired clay with red engobe patina. These Mexican pieces of earthenware were exhibited in Brussels at the Palace of Fine Arts (1966) “Art From Africa, Oceania and America”.

 

Nayarit (300-1250) copy of red coloured squatting man, fired clay with red engobe patina;

 

South America (1-900) Mochica culture, ceramic warrior, a copy for study purooses, fired clay with several engobe colours and patina.

 

Warrior (detail).

 

“Roi Soleil”, H 45 cm, hand-built, fired earthenware with red and black engobe, socle of clay with imprint of gold and matt black glaze. Own interpretation after studying Maya culture.

 

“Roi Soleil” (detail)

 

“Roi Soleil” (detail of the back-side).

 

Large pot with a mixture of glazes, hand-built.

 

Queen (1970-71) H 195 cm (consisting of 4 parts, see also the picture of a “King” in part 2), hand-built, clay exposed to high temperatures with engobe decoration and glazed with transparent A 74 brown. With this work of art I got the prize of “Pro Civitate” in 1971 and Gemeentekrediet van België “Line Colour Volume” 3rd prize Volume Monumental Ceramics.

 

Queen (detail of the engobe decoration).

 

Mermaid, wall-relief in the swimming-pool at Eeklo (1967-68).

 

Overview-exhibition at the Academy of Eeklo.

 

Astronaut (1971-72), hand-built, glazed stonework, one of the works for the entrance examination to the National Higher Institute of Antwerp.

 

Astronaut (detail of the backside).

 

Reflection, H 20 cm, polished moulded stonework.

 

Couple, H 20 cm, polished moulded stonework.

 

Couple, side-view, the two pieces fit together to make a couple.

 

portrait with 8 smaller works with gold glaze, H 9 cm, picture made at Windgatstraat 23 in Lembeke in 1972 (age 25).

 

Self portrait with vase like head, H 61 cm made in a twofold mould, clay to be fired at high temperature without glaze.

 

Science-fiction, H 25 cm polished moulded stonework with ash-glaze.

 

Cobra (detail), hand-built, glazed with transparent A 74 brown and two silver eyes.

 

Cobra, side-view, H 40 cm.

 

Gust (Gorilla at the zoo of Antwerp) lifelike, hand-built,blast fired clay with washed off chrome glaze at high temperature and shining/twinkling eyes.

 

Jaina, Campeche - mid-classical 450-650 AD. Mexico - exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts “Mayasculptures and ceramics from Mexico 1972” Female figure, H 24 cm, hand-built copy, blast fired clay with engobe patina.

 

King (part 2), next to Queen, H 197 cm (consisting of 4 parts), hand-built stoneware with engobe decoration and glazed with A 74 transparent brown.

 

Bar with ceramic cover, manually made tiles of 4 to 5 mm thick and 25 cm long, surface division, glazed.

 

Form, diameter 19 cm, polished stonware with glazed leave-blank technique, seen from its bottom in mirror image.

 

Form in polished stoneware, glazed with leave-blank technique, L 17 cm.

 

Quart form, polished stoneware with luster glaze.

 

Landscape I, stoneware with imprint, washed off oxides and thin glaze.

 

Landscape II, same technique.

 

Dreamboat, L 60 cm, H 60 cm, hand-built stoneware with washed off oxides.

 

Warship, L 63 cm, H 54 cm, W 18 cm, hand-built, blast fired clay 1280° C, without glaze, 1981-82.

 

Festive boat, L 102 cm, H 55 cm, W 24 cm, hand-built stoneware with crusty glaze-mixture, oxides and glass. (the first time I use crusty glaze-mixtures).

 

The 5 Mysteries, height with wooden socle, H 180 cm, diameter 35 cm, hand-built stoneware with crystal glaze.

 

Mysterie H 85 cm.

 

Mysterie H 85 cm.

 

Mysterie H 85 cm.

 

Mysterie H 85 cm.

 

Display window A B C triptych, H 57 cm, W 60 cm, my first works in porcelain with “passe-partout” between the pieces of plexi-glass.

 

Interplay of lines, part of 5 works of art, H 71 cm, W 51 cm porcelain in relief with passe-partout in plexiglass showcase.

 

Triangle, H 28 cm, W 40 cm, porcelain with engraved drawing, crusty overglaze-coating (mixture) and gold.

 

Triangle, mauve same technique.

 

Miniature crusty glaze, H 35 cm, W 35 cm, porcelain fit into plexiglass with engraved drawing, crusty glaze mixture and gold, one piece out of a series of 5 pieces of art, 1981-82.

 

Miniature structure 35 by 35, same technique

 

Fragments (cups), 8 to 15 cm high porcelain on a foot of plexiglass.

 

Boats, porcelain, L 10 cm.

 

The four seasons, H 50 cm, W 50 cm, in plexiglass showcase, porcelain with mass crusty glazes (self composed mixture).

 

Landscape, H 50 cm, W 50 cm, in plexiglass showcase, porcelain with mass crusty glazes (self composed mixture).

 

Black crusty glaze panel, H 50 cm, L 70 cm, fit into plexiglass, porcelain with glaze, glass and mass crusty glaze mixture.

 

Blue crusty glaze panel, same technique. With a series of six pieces (2 in black, 2 in white and 2 in blue) I got the “Medaglia del Presidente della Republica” in 1984 at the International Competition for Ceramics in Faënza, Italy.
Portait with crusty glaze panel, 1986.

 

White crusty glaze panel, H 50 cm, W 70 cm, fit into plexiglass. For a series of these and other works in porcelain I got the “Provincial Award for Artscrafts” of the province of Antwerp in 1983.

 

Mouve, quadrinominal, variation with triangle, H 35 cm, W 35 cm, porcelain with engraved drawing and crusty glaze mixture.

 

Mouve II.

 

Mouve III.

 

Mouve IV.

 

Project at the Museum of Ghent 1992. For the occasion of the opening of the restoted wing at the Museum of Design, I made hundreds of logos in porcelain for the guest-night.

 

Wall composition, 1991-92, H 370 cm, L 400 cm, Montage of 64 porcelain plates of 30 cm by 30 cm each. In the cast and made to measure porcelain there are 64 variations on a motive engraved and fired at a degree of 1260° C. The coverglaze is fired at different temperatures of about 1260° C, depending on the mixtures of glaze

 

Wall composition (fragments).

 

Wall composition (main theme).

 

Wall composition (fragments).

 

Mauve 1993-94, variations with triangle and half-circle, porcelain with engraved drawing fixed onto several coloured plexiglass plates of 30 cm by 30 cm.

 

Blue 1993-94.

 

Black 1993-94.

 

Black 1993-94.

 

Installation, Delft 1996, Touristic Blue or Shards of Discontent. Three porcelain panels of 41 cm high and 32 cm wide each, with 3 porcelain plates of blue glass 21-26 cm and 30 cm diameter each, fired at 1260° C max. Porcelain plates and panels with fired mass glaze combined with fragments of Delft’s blue tiles.

 

Eight times tar black, presented on black rubber. Cast porcelain plates H 35 cm, W 23 cm with black mass glaze. Frame: H 83 cm, L 109 cm.

 

Cas porcelain with crusty mass glaze, H 35 cm, W 23 cm, MDF panel covered with rubber H 47 cm, W 27 cm.

 

Triptych “Xenopsylla cheopsis” (amplificat fracta), porcelain with crusty glaze mixture, H 40 cm, W 23 cm. Cast porcelain plates with pressed down motive, after the drying process, thing are broken into pieces and the suitable pieces are fired together with the glaze mixture

 

Xenopsylla cheops II.

 

Xenopsylla cheops III.

 

Collage of porcelain

 

Collage of porcelain

 

Collage of porcelain, 1997-98, H 48 cm W 28 cm in plexiglass showcase. Composed by cast panel like porcelain bearer, materials oozed with porcelain, moulded materials, all fired at max. temp 1260° C, panel covered with rubber. It was awarded the Special Judge’s Award at the 5th International Competition for Ceramics ‘98 Mino, Japan.

 

Collage of porcelain

 

Collage of porcelain

 

Collage of porcelain

 

Collage of porcelain

 

Collage of porcelain

 

Collage of porcelain, 2001-2002 Honorable Mention at the 6th International Competition for Ceramics 2002, Mino, Japan.

 

Portrait.
Portrait.