I resigned from my job as Art subject teacher in secondary school. I started the education programme 3D design (Art school in Utrecht, HKU)but switched and completed the study program KEAM at the Art Acadamy in ‘s Hertogenbosch (AKV/St. Joost). Afterwards I also graduated the ceramics education program of the AVA (the association of Dutch ceramic manufacturers) .
Nowadays I own a design studio in Langenboom. This is the place where I create my personal projects, sometimes autonomous or installation art, but most of the time it is related to applied arts. I am keen on porcelain and paper. The products (mostly consumer products) develop from experiments, research, wonder, annoyance, stacking, folding, slow-design, and any other coincidence you can think of. However, nothing just comes into existence: there is always a story. Everything is handmade.
A spiral is a symbol that fits me best. Every project starts with ‘something’ and develops itself into ‘something’. Especially the freedom to create is something very precious to me.