My Twister are a harmony of contrasts.
"Sleek, sober shapes turn into rhythmic ribbons that break free from control."
Marika Vansant received a "Flemish Culture Prize 2021" from Jambon. Her work 'Twisting into Nature' was most appreciated by the visitors.
The clay takes on a simple shape on the turntable.
When the clay is leather-hard, the shape is turned and cut spirally.
The cutting lines are carefully separated and supported by small pieces of clay.
After the roughen some of these pieces are removed.
This causes a falling movement during the high bucket. When the last supports are removed, the shape comes into its own.
Only a few works remain after a critical selection.
“With the help of cuts, a movement has been created within a recognizable shape. This creates a balance between chance and control ”.
Always looking for balance.
- December 30, 1969: Born in Mechelen (Belgium)
- 2001-2006: The first steps in ceramics were taken at the academy of Hove (Belgium), where she finished the 5-year basic training in 2006 and won her 1st prize "the Henri Goyvaerst prize 2006".
- 2011: she obtained her specialization at the IKA in Mechelen (Belgium) with great distinction.
- 2012: she won the 1st public award at the Biennale de la ceramique of Andenne.
- 2021: Marika Vansant received a "Flemish Culture Prize 2021" from Jambon. Her work 'Twisting into Nature' was most appreciated by the visitors.