The focus of my ceramic practice is currently on making wall pieces. Parallel to this, I create sculptural works, which also include vessel forms.
I comprehend my work as reflections of interior processes and states of mind in an interchange with my surroundings. What I want to achieve is to explore living, naturally growing processes and to allow the form to emerge in a dialogue with the material. To do this, I base my work mainly on the inspiring model of nature.
I make up the clays I use by hand using powdered raw materials from the Westerwald region. A coarsely grogged stoneware serves as the base layer for a thin layer of a body I have developed myself, which is then applied in various ways. In the interplay with oxides, engobes and the firing (in reduction 1280°C in a gas kiln), the body used in each instance largely determines how colour develops.