Photographic ceramic reliefs
My studio in Zaandam is dedicated to making photographic ceramic reliefs, ranging from small panels to large formats (up 3,5×5 meter). The building is divided in two parts: one a fully equipped ceramic workshop, the other a camera obscura. In front of the lens of the camera obscura I position objects which then can be seen inside the camera as projections on the large projection panel. The Photographic Hammer – a machine especially developed for this purpose – translates this projection into a photographic relief in clay. The fired results are exhibited as individual panels or as large tableaus. The work is very suitable for architectonic applications.