Biography

° January 6th, 1957

1975 - 1976:

 

Exchange-student in Pennsylvania, USA.

1976 - 1981:

 

Art-school in Antwerp and Hasselt, Belgium Graphic Arts and Ceramics.

1981 - 1984:

 

Art-teacher in different schools in Antwerp.

1984  - 1986:

 

College of Social Studies in Eindhoven, Holland. Works in several social and cultural  organisati­ons.

1986:

 

Starts own studio.

1987:

 

Starts the institute : "Atelier Cirkel", where she organises several artistic workhops + international summer workshops and master classes.

1987  - 1994:

 

Attends International workshops with David Miller, David Ro­berts, Tjok, Dassauvage, Takeshi Yasuda, Antonia Salmon, Suku Park and others.

1989  - 2001:

 

Participates at International Ceramic fairs and Biennals: Maaseik(Belgium),Swalmen (Holland), Bandol (France), Andenne (Belgium), Paris (France) and Florence (Itay), Milsbeek, (Holland) , Gouda (Holland), Hatfield (England).

1992:

 

Works as an assistent with Suzy Atkins in FRANCE.

1994  - 2001:

 

Gives several workshops about primitive firing-tech­niques, paperclay, and other techniques in France,  Holland,  Belgium, USA.

1995:

 

Invited artist for the JINRO International Ceramic Art Workshop at Seoul, KOREA and  the IWCAT-workshop in Tokoname, JAPAN.

1996:

 

Demonstrations and lecture at the International Ballardini Institute for Ceramic Art at Faënza, ITALY.

1997:

 

Invited by the European Community (Caleidoscoop-project) for an International Ceramic Congress at Caltagirone, Sicily.

1998:

 

Workshop for the international students at the University of Brussels (VUB).  Invited as a panelist for the ceramic-workshop in Wooster, Ohio, USA.  Lecture at the Intnt'l slide presentation at NCECA-conference,Texas, USA. Member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, USA.  Member of the "International Craft Design Association",  EUROPE. Commission for the International Publisher KLUWER, BELGIUM. 1999: Invited for the International Ceramic Symposium at Burgstein, AUSTRIA.

2000:

 

Invited for workshops in Clay Art Centre, New York, USA. Invited for a lecture and participation at Hatfield Ceramic Festival, UK. Participation at the International Ceramic Symposium in Bechyne, Czeck Republic.

2001:

 

Invited for demonstrations and lectures at the Eastern Tennessee State University, USA. Lecture at the Int’l slide presentation at NCECA-conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

2002:

 

Invited for the 2nd International Ceramic Symposium at Trieste, ITALY. 2003: Selected as Artist-in-Resident at WSW, New York, USA. Selected for the International Ceramic Competition in Zaragosa, SPAIN.

2004:

 

Invited as an ambassador for a Belgian delegation of ceramists to celebrate 1000 years of porcelain in Jingdezhen.

2005:

 

artist-in-residence in Vallauris, FRANCE, at Sturt, Art & Craft Center, AUSTRALIA and the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, USA.  Invited for lectures at the Chicago Art Institute and Bradley University Illinois, USA. Invited for workshops at the Toepferschule in Gordola, Switserland. Guest curator for  exhibition of Belgian ceramics at CERCO 05, Zaragoza, SPAIN.

2006:

 

Selected for the “Salzbrand Keramik” competition in Koblenz, GERMANY. Organises the Fourth International Ceramic Biënnale in Brasschaat, Belgium.

2007:

 

Invited as a visiting professor at EWHA-university, Seoul, South-Korea. Invited for guest lectures at Hanyang-University, Seoul and National University of Cultural Heritage in Buyeo, South-Korea.  Invited to teach masterclasses in Holland and at Peters Valley, New Jersey, USA.

2008:

 

Invited as an expert for EX-change (a Belgian NGO) to travel to Gatagara, Rwanda as an adviser for the local pottery. Invited for workshops in France and Switzerland.

2009:

 

Invited to teach masterclasses in Toulouse (France) and Ticino (Switzerland). Invited to participate in the international Ceramic Symposium in Gordola, Switzerland. Invited as Ceramic teacher to teach at the Art Academies of Hamme, Turnhout and Tournai in Belgium. 

2010:

 

Nominated as Ceramic Art Professor in charge of the ceramic department of the Art Academy of Turnhout, BELGIUM.
Curator of the exhibition: “Contemporary porcelain” at the SASK-gallery, Turnhout, BELGIUM
Invited for the 4rth NAORI-ART-festival in SOUTH-KOREA.

2011:

 

Invited as an expert for EX-Change (a Belgian NGO) to give support and advise to MUYA, a Craft Center in Addis Abeba, ETHIOPIA.
Invited for the SASAMA Ceramic Art Festival in JAPAN.

2012:

 

Invited for the Porcelain Symposium in Dubi, CZECK REPUBLIC.

2014:   Invited as a visiting professor at Hanyang University, SOUTH-KOREA.
Invited to teach at Toepferschule, Ticino, SWITZERLAND
Invited for lectures at Delhi Blue Trust, New Delhi, INDIA.
Invited as an expert to MUYA Craft Center in Addis Abeba, ETHIOPIA
2015:   Invited as a visiting professor at Hanyang University, SOUTH-KOREA.
MFA with distinction (92%) – Wolverhampton university, UNITED KINGDOM
2016:   Invited as a visiting professor at Hanyang University, SOUTH-KOREA
Invited to teach at Toepferschule, Ticino, SWITZERLAND