Eekta Trienekens, painter turned potter?
Being born and raised in a small village in The Netherlands with extended travels to India during childhood, living in, and in between, two worlds was just a given fact. A fact that provided lots of inspiration as the two are so far apart, visually and in every other way but can also be very close. They are definitely both close to the heart.
After studying some Fine Arts and finishing a bachelor in Art Education (Utrecht). I realized my other love needed some study too, India! I completed a bachelor and masters in Indology (Leiden) and ever since the music, literature and art of India continued to inspire me. Another big source of inspiration is mother nature and all her wonders.
I've always considered myself more a painter. But, that was before I got properly introduced to ceramics. Since fall 2015 I have been spending most of my available time in the potters studio. I am so grateful to have this opportunity as a member of the wonderful community of the Waterloo Potters Workshop. I am learning and enjoying the many processes of working with clay each and every day.
My main focus lately is the connection with (our) nature and cultural expectations.