MEET THE MAKER
With porcelain, Marieke creates everyday objects that bring flair, power and reappraisal of forms. Research is the basis of her work, an interplay between technique, ritual, play, aesthetics, form and color. These investigations go on indefinitely because form and color never run out for her and her curiosity is never fully developed. The origin of her way of working lies during her residency in Jingdezhen, China. This city is known as the origin of ceramics. Wandering through the city, she ended up in factories and shops that were full of unbaked products. The abundance of semi-finished products had no function yet, which made her look at form differently. She now sees every shop as a database of form, which she incorporates into her objects.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEEDBACKS?
The valuable thing about Crafting Business for me is the personal trajectory that I have gone through. It has opened many new doors on how I can shape my business. In two months, I was able to investigate what is possible and what tools I need for this. This has ensured that I have a better overview and that I can work in a more focused way. In short, with focus: what do I want to achieve and what do I need for that. And the nice thing was that I was surprised by the possibilities and by all the new insights I got.’