Branch box 2010
The Branch box collection is a group of ceramic boxes with branch handles; the idea to this project was inspired by Amsterdam’s forest landscape in the winter.
I collect the branches in countries I have travelled around the world, in the forest and the beach; to each branch I create a special shaped box that fits him, I peal and send the branches until they are smooth and ready to use as a handle. The boxes for me are a simplicity reminder to nature, innocence combination of “cold” ceramic and warm wood, the forest in the winter or the sunny sandy beach in the summer, through that craftsmanship I create the connection between form, function and color.
The boxes come in a different size and shapes, covered with glaze and each one is unique. The pieces are hand made on the wheel and ready to use.