VASES OF “BLAUW”
Tim Vanlier is not a ceramist, but he did specialise in the making of Delftware, developing a new view on this old craft. The traditional objects have often the same language in blue, showing intricate artwork on quite standard forms. Tim threw the painstaking pottery rules overboard and experimented with new methods of shaping, painting and baking. What if you take a tiny detail from a 16th century plate and enlarge and abstract it? Or use waste water instead of the real paint to create a new colour gradient? And how can a sandblaster contribute to the special effects? The answers are found in this refreshing collection of seven porcelain vases, simply called BLAUW.