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This is a bit about me (as it says in the title). I was born and raised in Belgium. Started of as a nurse and worked a bit in Belgium, Switzerland and now UK. Quite late in live (for an artist that is) I developed a real passion for ceramics. I got their via a bit of a convoluted way. First I started with Art History then Philosophy and it seemed natural for me to continue with ceramics and art. At my MA interview for ceramics they could not believe how empty my CV was. But to the Bath Spa University lecturers their credit they took me on and I graduated with distinction. Still very proud of that as you can notice.

I hope you like my work. If you have any queries there is my contact page somewhere on this site.

Below are my credentials:

MA 3-D Design BA with double honours in Art History and Philosophy

Awarded the Emerging Makers Scheme Arts Matrix 2008, Bristol

Awarded the Development Award by the Crafts Council 2008-2009 Awarded funding by the Arts Council 2009

Awarded funding for Bronze casting course in 2009

Awarded funding by Arts Council in 2012


Exhibition at Chapel Row Gallery, Bath, March 2008

Exhibition at Out of The Blue Gallery, Bath, June 2008

Exhibition at Woodstock (Oxford), 2008

Exhibition ‘Get fresh’ Devon Guild, Bovey Tracy, January/February 2009

Clay2Day, Keukenhof, Holland, May, 2009

Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair, June 2009

Origin, Contemporary Craft Fair, London, October 2009

‘In Two Minds’ exhibition at Milsom Place, Bath with Mark Morris and Hans Borgonjon, November 2009

’Art-Event’ art-fair, Antwerp Belgium, November 2009

‘The European Prize for Applied Arts’ organized by the WCC in Mons, Belgium December 2009/Januari 2010

’Wrapped Up’ Exhibition, Bovey Tracey, Devon Guild November-December 2009

Ceramic Art London, Februari 2010

ICMEA conference and exhibition Fuping China, November 2010

New Territories – Spotlight on Associate Members of the Devon Guild, January/ February 2011

‘Fresh Air’ 2011, Quenington sculpture park exhibition 19/06 – 10/07

‘A.P.T. Gallery’ Creekside Open, Dexter Dalwood Curator, 2011

KB2011, Kapfenberg biennale 2011, Austria, September 2011

BCA , Biennale de la Ceramique 2012, Andenne, Belgium 2012

Solo exhibition: ’FaceBook Frome’ at Silkmill studios, July 2012

Art in The Garden, Painswick Roccoco gardens, Stroud, August 2012

Greenham Common exhibition Newbury, November 2012

Owl Art Gallery exhibition November2013

‘Being Human’ Collective residence 2013

Video pod for International video artist Pippilotti Rist 2014

Ceramic architectural maquette for site on Olympic village site in London for international architect bureau Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Bath 2015

Collections in Bath, Kent, Ghent (Belgium), Barcelona and Fuping (China).


Publications Ceramic Review: Open Gallery, March 2008 and November/December 2010

‘New Ceramics’ article published Dec/Jan 2009-2010

Artist Newsletter (A-N) magazine profile issue February/March 2009

‘500 Ceramic Sculptures’ Lark Books, 2009

‘European Prize for Applied Arts’ catalogue, WCC, 2009

Crafts Arts International Australia, Issue 80, November/December 2010

Access Ceramics, initiative by Portland University USA, 2009:

HESAINPRINT, ‘Abstract Versus Figurative’: 2011

‘The Best of 500 Ceramics’ celebrating a decade of Clay by Larkbooks, 2012

HESAINPRINT, Harvest, Finnish international online and printed art magazine, 2012,

‘New Ceramics’ Faces of Frome, Issue January/February 2013

‘Sculpting and Handbuilding’ by Clare Lauder 2013