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Meet the artist

I was born and raised in a small village in The Netherlands. All trough my childhood I travelled with my mom to India for extended periods of time, living in, and in between, two worlds was just a given fact. This did not only provide confusion but more so lots of inspiration. The two could not be further apart, visually and in every other way but in my experience were also very close. They are definitely both close to the heart. And ten years ago I came to a third country, Canada. 

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 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 and techniques of working with clay each and every day.

My main focus lately is the connection with (our) nature and cultural expectations.

Photography by Adela Bujor