Maaike Kramer
Starting date27-10-2022
Ending date25-01-2023

In the first two weeks of the residency, Maaike Kramer (NL), gave herself “playtime”. Discovering the material, making mistakes, responding to what the material can and cannot do, and how to follow it. The final piece stemming from this playtime became a mental space, a setting for thought. It shows the contradistinction between the inside salvaged mental world required for play, and the outside world it is presented in. Kramer combined different types of clay with different shrinking coefficients and firing temperatures, asking them to work together. All pieces were hand built and a celadon glaze was chosen for its long and strong historical connotations.