Arjan Van Dal
‘Thrown functional porcelain in vibrant colours made in my north London studio’.
I am fascinated by the vibrant colours of Imperial court porcelain. To give it a contemporary translation I wedge pigments in the white porcelain in a variety of colour depths.
My background as an engineer and ethicist echoes through in my work, which is clear and balanced. I throw on the potter’s wheel and search for the crossline between design and craft. Subtle details reveal my maker’s mark.
The result is work that through simplicity of form and austere handling of material communicates honesty with a refined touch.