MART SCHRIJVERS


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Mart Schrijvers

Mart studied landscape design in Brussels, Belgium, moving to Berlin in the mid nineties to work as a landscape architect in urban developments. She also attended CNIFOP in Burgundy, one of France’s best ceramic schools.
Seeing nature evolve and weather through different seasons is tremendously inspiring for Mart. Her porcelain work transpires the freshness and potential of an early morning.
 
Mart first slab-builds or throws a suggestive form in porcelain which subsequently receives the modelled extensions or ‘petals’, in a staggered arrangement. It can take up to one month to finish building a piece. Her porcelain artwork must dry very slowly, and handling the raw objects is a delicate process. She sometimes glazes her work before a second firing at 1300°C.