Kelly and I felt truly reverential as we unwrapped Charlotte's pieces. At once, we felt the love and care that went into every detail, every nuance of these works. Each piece is stunningly raw beauty. I accidentally came upon Charlotte's charming studio in a small village by the sea and was moved by the quality and emotion of her work. Collect her pieces as a single or multiple grouping on a wall in any room of your home, including the kitchen or bath.
I am fascinated by patterns and repetition, dimensions and contexts, and I am inspired by nature as well as by city. It can be a field of grain patterns or a building where attention caught a contrast or a dimension. This interest is reflected in my ceramic work. I like to work in a simple and straightforward way, and it has led me to a technique where I work with slabs of clay, put together into different shapes. Conducted by my curiosity, I let module lead to a new form where small parts become one big whole.
I make both utilitarian objects and unique works. Useful things are by no means a production. Each individual object has its own unique expression either in the form of decoration, glaze or shape. Unique stations main function is decorative. The intention of the majority is that they must hang on a wall. I make, for example, several objects that belong together, which together will hang side by side. Again, a hole created by the modules. The viewer is invited to see the work from different angles, by which new balances and relationships emerge.
I work in both stoneware and porcelain clay. Mainly I prefer porcelain clay, because I am very fond of this material, built on the dichotomy between strength and fragility. But I often combine these two clays, in this way I can achieve a contrast between the dark and coarse stoneware opposite the light and bright porcelain.
In my color choice, I let the simplicity reign, as it mostly works with its own light and shadow effects to create "color."
Finally, I choose to salt-glaze my pottery, which is an old tradition. At a high temperature, salt is put in the pottery oven, which then combines with the clay and create a glaze. This way of working is to some extent unpredictable, as a salt partly "lives his own life," and often leads the process with an independent character.