maandag 28 februari 2011

Laced up vase

Probably I will show this laced up vase at the exhibition CBK Rotterdam in March 2011. I press molded it, this is the outcome of the plaster mold I retrieved from the harbor of Rotterdam (from China).

vrijdag 25 februari 2011

Plaster Wheel Part II

My friend Borre van der Hoeven helped me a lot wednesday and thursday in the EKWC with making archetypes vases. I couldn't do this alone, because you have to pour for example with this vase 35 liters off plaster in once.

More pictures soon! See also Plaster Wheel Part I.

donderdag 24 februari 2011

Making Templates for the Plaster Wheel

Together with my boyfriend Niek de Snoo we made templates for the plaster wheel. A template is the half section of the shape you want to turn.The metal is the cutting area and the wood at the back of the metal is reinforcement.

maandag 21 februari 2011

Ceramic objects in the Large Showcase of the CBK, Rotterdam

Saterday 12th of March 2011 - Wednesday 13th of April 2011
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam
Nieuwe Binnenweg 75, Rotterdam
open: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 - 17:00pm


vrijdag 18 februari 2011

EKWC again! (Plaster wheel part I)

I have to post some good and bad news. Well bad ...isn't that bad after all. We expected at the Sint-Lucas Visual Art school a plaster wheel. Plaster wheel-turning is a method of rotating the plaster, in which the plaster is removed while in a wet state, with hand-held tools or templates. The plaster wheel isn't arrived yet in Ghent, while we already expected the wheel early February. For my graduation work I really wanted the work with this machine because you can create perfect shapes.
To give steady support to the operator's hands when using the templates or tools, a stick, commonly called a "belly-stick" is used. I think this picture is really funny.  

The solution for my problem is that I will work next week for a few weeks in the EKWC (European Ceramic Workcentre). Which is great offcourse! The European Ceramic Work Centre annually offers space for 45 (inter-)national participants to work for three months in the centre’s studios.  Last summer I assisted architect Rhett Russo in the EKWC. That was a really nice summer-job.
Study archetype Aniek Meeldijk
*From the book: Plaster mold and model making-1973 chaney & skee pp101

Masterclass collaborations part I

Past thursday I started on the spur of the moment a little project together with Ariane Heystraeten. For our masterclass presentation/exhibition we started little collaborations between our classmates.

 It takes...a needle, cupper wire and a clay bowl....

More info soon!

maandag 14 februari 2011

Bowl animation

This week I am working together with a friend Emma Hazenak on a new project, it does not have a name yet. We working on a short film about a curious mouse. The mouse investigates the studio of Aniek. The mouse sees the bowl. But then something happens...but I will not tell you about it yet! More info soon!
Emma draws a mouse on a bowl
Emma 's sketchbook
Still bowl animation
Still bowl animation
Photos: Aniek en Emma

vrijdag 4 februari 2011

Press molds from China, to the Netherlands to Belgium!

My first press mold of the 'laced-up-vase' in Ghent, Belgium.
Prototype laced-up-vase in Jingdezhen, China.
Hanging version of the laced-up-vase in Jindezhen, China.

woensdag 2 februari 2011

The beauty of imperfection

Yes I made it!Luckily I am not 'gebuisd' for my 1st semester, thats how they call it in Belgium if you fail. I didn't know that (Flemish) word before. So I can go on with my workprocess but I have to make some decisions. I have done a lot of material research but now I have to apply this in my graduation work. I have to make a selection and I have to make my concept more clear. The beauty of imperfection perhaps?It is not so easy, I think it is much more than that. Keep you posted!