Welcome to the website of Antoinette van Beurden
Fashion photos are often the foudations of my designs.The lines that are shown in these pictures fascinate me time and again. I use these lines as a starting point and elaborate on these to turn them into abstract objects. I prefer to work with plates and scarcely use glaze. Naturally the clay has very pretty shades of colour and by mixing various types of clay I create colours that give each shape its own identity.
Alzheimer's disease in ceramics
I have depicted this tragic process in ceramics by choosing the rose as a centrepiece, representing the beauty in every human being. Since people with Alzheimer's disease often have a hard time to reach their inner self, the rose is not visible all the time, but is hidden inside the ceramics. Finally this series tells a story of its own with themes like: desperation, resistance, getting lost and doors literally closing behind you, but it also gives room to happiness experienced while listening to the music and the glee.