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Featured Seller: Atelier Oker

Dec 30, 2011

by atelierOKER

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Jeannine Vrins. I was born in the Netherlands 40 years ago and now live in Belgium, in the picturesque town of Lier. I came to Belgium twenty years ago to study industrial design and ceramics at the Art Academy of Antwerp. I fell in love with the more southern way of living, the surrealism of this three-languaged country, the delicious food, and (most importantly!) with a guy called Raf, who is now my husband!

Our studio is called Atelier Oker. We’re both very different designers, but very inspirational for each other. Raf designs toys and logic games. I’m a ceramic designer and maker. I love to make things myself, but I also like others to manufacture my work. We have two boys who love to play with clay and to test all the new toys.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I teach at an art academy, where I can share my passion for clay and form. I teach technical skills and creative thinking. I love to give students another viewpoint and to inspire them to see what they can create themselves.

I love to read, browse through art books, and visit museums;  you can always find me in the museum bookshop afterwards. In the summer I like to travel with my family, enjoy nature and culture, hang around and sleep in a tent. Then it’s so refreshing to come home and start creating again.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Balancing. Why? Because I’m always balancing between art and design, crafts and design, my teaching-job and working in my studio, between being a mother and losing myself in the making process. I’m always searching for a subtle stability and a balance between contrasts.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I’m inspired by natural lines and forms — the shapes of the human body, trees, seaweed or flowers. I see beautiful shapes everywhere. I’m also captivated by art history, especially the ancient Greeks or the Art Nouveau movement at the beginning of the 20th century.

My boys are full of wonderment, and their way of looking at the world also inspires me. They constantly question everything, asking “why,” “how,” and “when?” It helps keep me alert!

What does handmade mean to you?
As a child I always wanted to touch everything; I’m very tactile. I love the contact between my skin and any material. I like to to touch clay as it feels so soft and gives an impression of my skin. I love making ceramics; the user can feel my skin by touching the object. Handmade objects are always reciprocal.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My biggest influence was a three month period in the European Ceramic Work Centre in 1998. It’s a crucible of artists, craftsmen and ceramists. I met Barbara Diduk there, who taught me to see the happy coincidences while I’m throwing. I met Bobby Silverman, who inspired me by showing me where you can get with a little hard work. I discovered the humor in ceramics with Phil Eglin and the beautiful lines in Scandinavian designs by Katarina Andersson. It was the time of my life!

And I’m also a lucky girl — I have a friend, Patricia van den Akker, who is a business coach for designers and craftspeople. She helped me make good choices so I could create more time for my craft and my business.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I was very young when I realized it was essential for me to make things to live. In my second year at design school we visited Piet Stockmans‘s studio. He is ceramist and maker and has his own porcelain design workshop. The combination of designing things and making them yourself seemed like the perfect match.

How would you describe your creative process?
When I was younger I loved to live by the day and to create when I was in the right flow. But how do you get in the right flow? My creative process had a lot ups and downs.

In the last few years I’ve discovered that I’m very creative when I work within a strict structure. In the morning I throw to make my orders. In the afternoon I make glazes, fill my kiln, and brush the terra-sigillata top layer. Currently I’m working on some large trade orders, producing plates and spoons for restaurants and throwing new designs for a flower pot company. I design new products while I’m throwing.

I start my creative process with drawings in my sketchbook and I look through them when I need inspiration to create something new. But sometimes a new design just happens: a form arises and I embrace it and work it out. Having the same structure every day gives my creative process a good rhythm.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Lucie Rie and Hans Coper were the founders of contemporary studio pottery. Lucie taught Hans all the different skills and she even managed to continue a ceramic studio during the war years by making buttons. I would be really curious to see how they combined working for a living with the creating new things.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Our wedding rings are made by jewellery designer Hans Meganck. The design symbolizes our relationship perfectly in a simple form — the two rings fit in each other as a jigsaw.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I go for a run around the boundaries of our town, Lier. It’s about 5 kilometers, so I do the run twice a week. It empties my mind and gets rid of any stress.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I’ve actually already have realized one of my biggest dreams — to create and sell work in my own studio. Etsy gave me the opportunity to do it all by myself. I have more dreams for the next 10 years, and I enjoy the challenge. I want to compile a book filled with the ceramics I adore, work together with a chef to design the perfect match between plate and food, visit exciting places in the world and meet people who share my passion for handmade ceramics. I also would love to design a new sink or tableware for a porcelain company.

Will I reach these dreams in 10 years? I hope not too quickly, as I like the way my life and careers flows right now, and I like to keep dreaming!

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216 comments

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! I love your shop! Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • lillysshoppe

    lillysshoppe said 7 years ago

    Beautiful Work, congrats to you!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Incredible and unique creations and very interesting personality. Congrats!

  • CreativeCardsForYou

    CreativeCardsForYou said 7 years ago

    Wow, beautiful work! Congrats!!

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 7 years ago

    Such gorgeous work! Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • homedecorlab

    homedecorlab said 7 years ago

    Amazing work! Congrats on the feature!:)

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 7 years ago

    What amazing shapes you create! I have a new favorite shop~ Congrats on the feature!!!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being featured artist. Beautiful work :-) Best wishes for many success!

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! I adore your work, it is GORGEOUS!

  • needleandfelt

    needleandfelt said 7 years ago

    Jeannine, Beautiful work and It was a pleasure to meet you; congrats on your feature. I wish my best friend was a business coach - lucky lady!

  • larkspurfunnyfarm

    larkspurfunnyfarm said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article and I love your curled spoons. Congrat's!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    wow I love your curled spoons so unusual, congratulations on the feature!

  • bookBW

    bookBW said 7 years ago

    A terrific story! and gorgeous work as well.

  • ModernVintageDesigns

    ModernVintageDesigns said 7 years ago

    Wow! Your work is beautiful - Congratulations on being featured!

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 7 years ago

    Yay! Love to see potters as the featured seller :) Keep your hands muddy!

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach said 7 years ago

    Congrats!

  • twitchandwhiskers

    twitchandwhiskers said 7 years ago

    Your tingle tangle spoons make me smile!

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature!

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 7 years ago

    Lovely, lovely interview and shop! Congrats on the feature! Here's to 2012! Hoping it brings lots of surprises your way!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 7 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • 1031byLogan

    1031byLogan said 7 years ago

    I totally relate--creating beautiful things IS essential to life. Love your shop! Your work is wonderful! :)

  • SaranaLua

    SaranaLua said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • wwbc

    wwbc said 7 years ago

    Terrific interview! Your work and philosophy are inspiring! All the best to you .

  • ByLORIDesigns

    ByLORIDesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous art work!!!!! Congrats!

  • NecessiTees

    NecessiTees said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful pieces, Jeannine! I love the '5 ceramic knObs in bud"!!!

  • lisaburkin

    lisaburkin said 7 years ago

    i love your work, and learning more about it!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    Your shop is so beautiful. I love your designs and thank you for a very inspiring interview.

  • leanimale

    leanimale said 7 years ago

    Lovely interview, congratulations on the feature!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pieces - wow!! Congrats on the feaure :D

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 7 years ago

    L♥ vely work! Congrats!

  • madefromscratch4u

    madefromscratch4u said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful pottery! Amazing! Congrats :)

  • optic

    optic said 7 years ago

    Pottery is so amazing to me. I am hoping to take a beginners class this spring..Your work is beautiful. Congratulations on the interview.

  • mamif

    mamif said 7 years ago

    great ceramics!

  • Mylana

    Mylana said 7 years ago

    Great read, thanks!

  • 22BayRoad

    22BayRoad said 7 years ago

    Loved reading your interview. You make beautiful things!

  • handprintlady

    handprintlady said 7 years ago

    I've been following your shop for a while as a fellow ceramist..I LOVE your tingletangle spoons! Makes me want to touch them!

  • RichardMartinPottery

    RichardMartinPottery said 7 years ago

    Wow! A featurred potter....I like it. Very cool. And by all means, keep following you dreams.

  • ElisabethSpace

    ElisabethSpace said 7 years ago

    Your creations are bright and joyful...lovely! Congrats on being Featured.

  • mikiheather

    mikiheather said 7 years ago

    Very unusual and inspiring!

  • CardTales

    CardTales said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work.....I love the tiny creamer and sugar bowl!

  • muddyduck

    muddyduck said 7 years ago

    Love your ceramics!

  • CardTales

    CardTales said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, creative, work! I love the tiny creamer and sugar bowl. Congratualtions on FS!

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 7 years ago

    congrats~ I love reading about you and your family and art! As an artist and mother I too have to find the balance between artistic time and work time. I love your work and look forward to seeing what you do in the future. I too end up in Museum stores after browsing through the art. Good luck! Marianne

  • PoshBinky

    PoshBinky said 7 years ago

    You are very talented! Great article. Congratulations on being featured. I love your spoons and berry bowl! Very unique.

  • HandmadeIsAllAround

    HandmadeIsAllAround said 7 years ago

    Neat work! Congrats!

  • AlbertinesCreations

    AlbertinesCreations said 7 years ago

    Love those bowls!!

  • biancahewson

    biancahewson said 7 years ago

    LOVELY work have followed your shop for some time as I love your unique style. Congrats on being featured.

  • awoolgatherer

    awoolgatherer said 7 years ago

    Simply gorgeous work! Congrats on the feature!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story. I love your name.

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique said 7 years ago

    Fabulous work! ^__^

  • beadyiz

    beadyiz said 7 years ago

    Your story is as wonderful as your work - thank you!

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 7 years ago

    LOVE your items!! Congrats on the feature!! ~Krista

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 7 years ago

    awesome. love this.

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 7 years ago

    Your work is so darling! And I love your story. :o) Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your business, Hannah J.

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 7 years ago

    I am SO excited to see you here!!!! Your tingle tangle spoons are amazing - I have shown them to everyone I know. Pleasure getting to know about you and your craft! Congratulations ♥♥♥

  • glitterfrogdesigns

    glitterfrogdesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, wonderful interview, and I love the comment about your wedding rings. Keep up the good work!!

  • fivesisters

    fivesisters said 7 years ago

    beautiful interview! keep dreaming...:))

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind said 7 years ago

    Congrats Jeanine! Love your work and tell your husband I love playing his games too! :)

  • Armalique

    Armalique said 7 years ago

    Your work is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the feature! : )

  • 4EnvisioningVintage

    4EnvisioningVintage said 7 years ago

    Very talented! Love your creativity & your pieces

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 7 years ago

    Awesome work! Congrats on being featured artist. Best wishes for many success and Happy New Years!

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 7 years ago

    beautiful philosophy, beautiful work. so nice to meet you!

  • ArtGiftStore

    ArtGiftStore said 7 years ago

    gold hands!

  • RockSugarStudio

    RockSugarStudio said 7 years ago

    Your aesthetic is irresistible! Lier really is picturesque. I spent lots of happy hours there bicycling around with a beloved Belgian friend. It seems like a perfect place to create!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    Great article, beautiful work ~ your happiness and gratefulness shines. Much success!

  • Harem6

    Harem6 said 7 years ago

    Love your work !!! The tingle Tangle Spoons are our favorites !

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 7 years ago

    Your interview is as beautiful as your work! Congratulations on the feature!

  • packmatthews

    packmatthews said 7 years ago

    "Handmade objects are always reciprocal." That statement made my day. To think that the world is touching you back through every piece that is loved, cherished and enjoyed!

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 7 years ago

    oh, wonderful interview! i love all of the workshop photos, too - you are very talented! thanks for sharing, and congrats! :)

  • UnadillaWoodworks

    UnadillaWoodworks said 7 years ago

    Avic collectors of ceramics here, thank you for sharing. Neat to see that picture of your tools.

  • LaLaShoes

    LaLaShoes said 7 years ago

    Wonderful interview and splendid work! I really enjoyed to read about you, Jeannine! Thank you for sharing your work and thoughts!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work! Loved reading your interview.

  • raspberrybutterflies

    raspberrybutterflies said 7 years ago

    love your work, thanks for sharing

  • NicoleNicoletta

    NicoleNicoletta said 7 years ago

    congrats, great work!

  • bobloveseleanor

    bobloveseleanor said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful!! Congratulations on the feature!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • TrashyButClassy

    TrashyButClassy said 7 years ago

    congratulations on the feature! gorgeous work

  • EdenPottery

    EdenPottery said 7 years ago

    I love the clean contemporary look! Keep up the good work!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 7 years ago

    loved you define handmade as reciprocal! so happy to see your work as featured seller ..many more years of success !!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 7 years ago

    You are such a talent! I love everything you do! Thank you for sharing your life and work with us it is very inspiring. Have a wonderful new year with your boys and husband. I'm sure your work will do great!!

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article! Congratulations on Featured Seller! Your work is beautiful!

  • CindyTurnerDesigns

    CindyTurnerDesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work; lovely article; congratulations!

  • crochetgallery

    crochetgallery said 7 years ago

    Unique work! Congrats on featured seller

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 7 years ago

    Love this shop!!! Congrats!!!

  • christianesutherland

    christianesutherland said 7 years ago

    I'm just sooo happy for you! reading your article made my heart sing! Hope I can meet you one day and that I can visit your studio! Hope I can learn a lot from you. Please keep in touch! Hugs from Arizona! Chris

  • Bibocks

    Bibocks said 7 years ago

    beautiful work ! You can feel the love.

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 7 years ago

    Inspirational and sweet story on love and creativity. I really enjoyed reading about your creative process, and will bookmark this for future reference. :) Congrats on being a Featured Seller!

  • ThomasHaskettArtist

    ThomasHaskettArtist said 7 years ago

    Yay! Well done, excellent work :)

  • chomelchomel

    chomelchomel said 7 years ago

    Proficiat!

  • ExclusiefByVera

    ExclusiefByVera said 7 years ago

    I love the simplicity and fineness of your thrown work. One can see the enjoyment and passion in your pieces. Your red nesting bowls are wonderful and among my favorite in your shop. I enjoyed many years of working with porcelain and the beautiful finishes acquired with terra-sig. so I can identify with you. I wish you great success in 2012. Congratulations on being the featured artist/seller.

  • ExclusiefByVera

    ExclusiefByVera said 7 years ago

    One can see the passion in the quality of your work. I especially appreciate your fine throwing technique. I worked with porcelain for many years and know the satisfaction of throwing that near perfect piece as you keep working to make that next one perfect. I especially love your red nesting bowls which are among my favorite in your shop. Congratulations, your work is exquisite. Erig leuk! Mooi werk.

  • BookCraft

    BookCraft said 7 years ago

    What beautiful items! I love pottery. I've always wanted to get into it myself, but don't really have the resources to. I took an art class once in high school that had a segment where we learned how to make pottery on a pottery wheel. It was so much fun, i never wanted that part to end.

  • gypsumrose

    gypsumrose said 7 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! simply enchanting. this is some of my favorite ceramics on etsy now, definitely glad you got the feature! congrats :)

  • Gakabo

    Gakabo said 7 years ago

    Lovely work! My degree is in ceramics, but i haven't had the opportunity to work with clay for a few years, and reading your interview makes me remember how much i loved it...i adore Lucie Rie and Hans Coper's work, and it was nice to hear them mentioned :) i have a 3 year old, so the balancing act between family and creating rang true for me too. Good luck and happy 2012!

  • peifferStudios

    peifferStudios said 7 years ago

    ooo! Congratulations! Awesome work :)

  • angelagstarks

    angelagstarks said 7 years ago

    Fabulous and so unique. How right you are when you say that creativity has ups and downs. Great to see this blog post - keep up the brilliant work

  • alexibon

    alexibon said 7 years ago

    Lovely work -- love the teapot! Congratulations on the feature!

  • zakonek

    zakonek said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and truly inspiring! Congrats on the article!!!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Congratulations!!

  • ElwynJewelry

    ElwynJewelry said 7 years ago

    Love your work...and photos! Wish you all the best!! :)

  • kensgardenpottery

    kensgardenpottery said 7 years ago

    Love those spoons! I enjoyed reading the interview.

  • thetootsiewootsie

    thetootsiewootsie said 7 years ago

    congrats on the feature!!!!! lovely items!

  • JenniferSonjaArt

    JenniferSonjaArt said 7 years ago

    Lovely work! The curly spoons are awesome. :)

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 7 years ago

    Simple beautiful elegant .....

  • jansonpottery

    jansonpottery said 7 years ago

    Very awesome work! Congrats on your feature!

  • masonke

    masonke said 7 years ago

    You have a wonderful sense of design!

  • LiuRokSilver

    LiuRokSilver said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!!!

  • ConvergedCommodities

    ConvergedCommodities said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern said 7 years ago

    YOUR STUFF IS BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR ARTISTIC BOWLS :-)

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern said 7 years ago

    YOUR STUFF IS SoOoOoOoOo BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLL! I LOVE YOUR VERY ARTISTIC LOOKING BOWLS

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations said 7 years ago

    Wow! These are so cool and beautiful. I love the red nested bowls and the SINK! And how cool to have this skill. I would love to know how to do this!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 7 years ago

    LOVE your art! congrats!

  • jpohleong

    jpohleong said 7 years ago

    Very cool designs. Love your work. Congrats!

  • FantasticDIY

    FantasticDIY said 7 years ago

    things are so cute and beautiful!

  • KbOriginalsetc

    KbOriginalsetc said 7 years ago

    Enjoyed your story! Keep up the good work...it's beautiful!

  • Hoalanebridal

    Hoalanebridal said 7 years ago

    beautiful work

  • ChelleV2

    ChelleV2 said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I loved reading your interview! You are an inspiration.

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 7 years ago

    Lovely work♥

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery said 7 years ago

    inspirational interview and great work!

  • mahzerandvee

    mahzerandvee said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :) Very unique! Beste!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 7 years ago

    amazing work. lovely feature. i love your red bowls!!! best wishes for a successful 2012!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Your work is awesome! Congrats!

  • ElementsbyJulie

    ElementsbyJulie said 7 years ago

    Fantastic article and beautiful work!

  • Ceruleanblue

    Ceruleanblue said 7 years ago

    Have admired your work for quite some time. Nice to learn more about you!

  • marcgounard

    marcgounard said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, great links, thanks

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • juditavill

    juditavill said 7 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • RouDesigns

    RouDesigns said 7 years ago

    Pretty! Nice job! Congrats!

  • uniquefabricgifts

    uniquefabricgifts said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 7 years ago

    I love your entire shop........... so enchanting and unique. Best wishes to you and keep doing what you obviously love X

  • sherischart

    sherischart said 7 years ago

    This is the most heartfelt article. Thank you for opening your heart and shop to others. May you have a wonderful new year. Artfull blessings

  • Mymothersgarden

    Mymothersgarden said 7 years ago

    Loved your interview! Beautiful work. :)

  • peshka

    peshka said 7 years ago

    So BeautifulI! love your work!!

  • DeerLola

    DeerLola said 7 years ago

    So nice to see a Belgium based artist featured :) I have been admiring your work for quite a while Jeannine and just love the spoons... Congratulations on the feature!

  • Melissababycreations

    Melissababycreations said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful pieces! I love working with clay myself. I've always thought it would be a wonderful way to make a living!! Congrats to you!

  • islandgirlpottery

    islandgirlpottery said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on Featured Seller! Your work is beautiful!

  • jewelsbymoon

    jewelsbymoon said 7 years ago

    Simplistic Beauty! Congrats on your feature and good luck!

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    ShoeClipsOnly said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous designs! You are so creative, I especially love the spoons!

  • WISHsupplies

    WISHsupplies said 7 years ago

    Great interview amazing work! Congratulations!!!

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 7 years ago

    Such a lovely interview!! And your designs are truely great!

  • KaiceJoy

    KaiceJoy said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work. Thank you for sharing yourself!

  • thisthatotherthings

    thisthatotherthings said 7 years ago

    Great Interview, I've always wanted to try my hand and Pottery. Maybe this year I'll do it.

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 7 years ago

    Lovely body of work, Am a bit confused though, by statement: "I love to make things myself, but I also like others to manufacture my work.". Does this mean your production work is made by other people, outsourced or do you hand make each piece?

  • TheBerryPress

    TheBerryPress said 7 years ago

    The organic shapes of your pottery is so beautiful. Thank you for the great interview. Good luck in 2012.

  • The84thuniverse

    The84thuniverse said 7 years ago

    Congratulations, amazing!! Love ceramics am doing it myself too, will be soon in my shop next to my paintings =) Live your dream!

  • KathyGDesigns

    KathyGDesigns said 7 years ago

    Your work is inspiring! You look so content in the photo of you at your wheel. Best wishes to you!

  • shantyirish

    shantyirish said 7 years ago

    beautiful work and very inspiring story. can't wait to explore your shop :) congrats on being featured.

  • vboriginals

    vboriginals said 7 years ago

    Your work and story are amazing! Congrats on your success!

  • tokiedale

    tokiedale said 7 years ago

    Looks great,keep on creating !!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 7 years ago

    your art is so fluid and lovely, congrats on your feature!

  • fromtheheartofdixie

    fromtheheartofdixie said 7 years ago

    ONe of my favorite things about etsy is seeing the personalities of the sellers in their work. Something you can't see in a department store so easily. LOVE your work!! Amazingly beautiful! Congratulations on your feature, and much continued success!

  • GoodAndOld

    GoodAndOld said 7 years ago

    I love your unique work. I also love pottery and ceramics and especially the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods. Let me know if you ever start to get that book together. I also write. :) Good luck and Happy New Year!

  • ayasuki

    ayasuki said 7 years ago

    your LavaboO sink is just so gorgeous!! As an interior designer, this is the kind of sculpture I look for to make perfect statement. Wonderful work <3 Best wishes to you! :)

  • SusiesBoutiqueTLC

    SusiesBoutiqueTLC said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, congratulations on being featured.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 7 years ago

    Great style! Its so unique! Congrats on the feature!

  • jojosvintagecupboard

    jojosvintagecupboard said 7 years ago

    I love your work! So fluid and organic, very chic!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • daisysueboutique

    daisysueboutique said 7 years ago

    beautiful work i love the clover bowls!

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work, congratulations and thank you for being so inspiring!

  • AnnealedHeart

    AnnealedHeart said 7 years ago

    I so love your work! Great interview too. Best wishes and continued success for the New Year!

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 7 years ago

    Congrats~

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 7 years ago

    Congrats! I love your work - so beautiful and playful! :)

  • jenstilley

    jenstilley said 7 years ago

    Lovely. Congrats.

  • HeyZee

    HeyZee said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous ceramics!

  • nancynelsonjewelry

    nancynelsonjewelry said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful!

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 7 years ago

    Lovely work! Congrats...

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 7 years ago

    I grew up in a pottery town and as a child playing in pottery studio watching my uncles creating their work.. Your photos brought back a lot of memories. Love your creation and CONGRATS! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel said 7 years ago

    A fabulous feature- Piet Stockmans, Lucie Rey and Hans Coper have also provided wonderful inspiration for me when I've worked in the medium. Your work in clay is fluid and strong,-- so lovely! I wish you the best for continued success! Happy 2012!

  • lindaalfred2000

    lindaalfred2000 said 7 years ago

    I love the story, it's so inspiring! Reading stories about sucessful people, I feel that there are so much for me to learn. Happy New Year to Everyone!!! Stop by at my store sometimes, love to hear your opinion. http://www.etsy.com/shop/shanghaioldstreet

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 7 years ago

    Happy New year! Congratulations ...... You and your beautiful creations are very inspiring.

  • dollmeat

    dollmeat said 7 years ago

    Wow! Really impressing and inspiring. Congratulations and all the best in 2012!

  • nurlu

    nurlu said 7 years ago

    Beautiful Work,congratulations. happy new year!

  • TickledPinkKnits

    TickledPinkKnits said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, Jeanine! I enjoyed your interview very much, how inspired and inspirational!

  • Rocajo

    Rocajo said 7 years ago

    It's hard not to fall in love with Belgium isn't it? :) Congratulations on the feature. I hope you slowly realise those dreams of yours. Little by little, with time to grow and change directions when you feel like it.

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth said 7 years ago

    Love the uniqueness and aesthetic of your designs.

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 7 years ago

    Hello and congrats! Would love to dig through your sketches...so curious! Enjoy! X C.L. Hildebrandt

  • JenSanCandles

    JenSanCandles said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being the featured seller and much continued success to you. I really enjoyed reading the interview and discovering your beautiful and unique ceramic pieces.

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 7 years ago

    Beautiful story....wonderful body of work! Congrats to you!

  • JenniferChammas

    JenniferChammas said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being the featured seller! You and your work are very deserving. I love your pieces and relate to your creative process. May 2012 be a year of much happiness and creativity!

  • 53Fridays

    53Fridays said 7 years ago

    I love the spooning spoons! Makes me smile to see the unique curves and curls in your work. Thanks for sharing about your artwork.

  • tinkerworld

    tinkerworld said 7 years ago

    oooooh so neat! Love it!

  • carolynjewelry

    carolynjewelry said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work!

  • NancyvdBoom

    NancyvdBoom said 7 years ago

    Mooi interview en prachtig keramiek! Gefeliciteerd met de feature! hartelijke groeten uit Uitgeest, Nederland!

  • hollaluna

    hollaluna said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!!! I love my pieces from your shop!!!

  • pasin

    pasin said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful collection!

  • HappyEarth67

    HappyEarth67 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work! What a joy to be doing what you are doing!

  • mainekilnworks

    mainekilnworks said 7 years ago

    Very well done and said. Following a similar path I know it is not easy. Your persistence and skill is bright and clear — may all benefits increase and impediments vanish !!

  • smileykylie97

    smileykylie97 said 7 years ago

    I love your work. Very artistic shapes and lines.

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 7 years ago

    Congrats

  • Jlwhiddon

    Jlwhiddon said 7 years ago

    Wow, I am so happy to haave found your shop. Your work is stunning and different. I love it. Congratulations on being featured. Happy New Year!

  • KPlager

    KPlager said 7 years ago

    Very clean and fresh looking. Just the thing for the New Year!

  • sandraberney

    sandraberney said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • TheMadCutter

    TheMadCutter said 7 years ago

    I would LOVE to be able to make pottery this pretty...it's a true gift. Thanks for the wonderful story!

  • mikepaluska

    mikepaluska said 7 years ago

    The freedom of your forms is inspiring. Your work if very expressive. Keep up the beautiful work.

  • greyeyedesign

    greyeyedesign said 7 years ago

    Such organic beauty in your pieces. I agree so much to your note that handmade things are reciprocal~ so wonderful to see your work!

  • FunkyFriendsFactory

    FunkyFriendsFactory said 7 years ago

    Hi Jeannine :) It's nice to know that you were able to share your knowledge by teaching arts. Love your definition of handmade :)

  • trixie99

    trixie99 said 7 years ago

    Happy New Year!

  • KwestStudio8

    KwestStudio8 said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your shared thoughts and way of working and creating. I think this is one of the most comprehensive interviews and I enjoyed reading every word! I've popped in your Etsy shop a time or two and I love your aesthetic and the flow of the work you do. Congrats on the feature! Well-deserved! A lot to take in and learn from! K

  • PESHTEMAL

    PESHTEMAL said 7 years ago

    What a creative works... i realy love your works.. and i would like to purchase one :)

  • JudyBFreeman

    JudyBFreeman said 7 years ago

    Wonderful interview, made me smile. Absolutely beautiful work♥

  • SameheartDesigns

    SameheartDesigns said 7 years ago

    Great! So wonderful to see the Etsy Shop expanding in Europe and featuring Artists such as yourself here :)

  • AdrienArt

    AdrienArt said 7 years ago

    So nice, clean and simple. Best wishes to you.

  • lindaalfred2000

    lindaalfred2000 said 7 years ago

    Always love to read feature sellers, always learn something from them.

  • NDMStudios

    NDMStudios said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. I love how the pieces just pop. You are exceptionally talented!

  • ethnocity

    ethnocity said 7 years ago

    oh I love those curly spoons! great work..simple..yet eye catching..with a pop of color.

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum said 7 years ago

    Hi Jeannine. Nice work and feature. It's been a while since I worked the clay but I loved it! Good Luck in the New Year.

  • dwrescue

    dwrescue said 7 years ago

    Very nice items, great store also

  • PrincesaAnastasia

    PrincesaAnastasia said 7 years ago

    As Zorba the Greek used to say - the pottery is like act of Gods creavity, you are taking just nothing, just piece of mud and you can make whatever you want. Anyway Chapeux bas.

  • VivaCreations

    VivaCreations said 7 years ago

    Beautiful creations! I just made some Double Hoop Turquoise Earrings I think you will like em! Keep The blogs coming, Aloha

  • tableclothpad

    tableclothpad said 7 years ago

    I love your work is so beautiful.

  • LizardSkins

    LizardSkins said 7 years ago

    fabulous! love those CupidoO bowls!

  • sarahpennington1

    sarahpennington1 said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being a featured seller. I too enjoy creating art with my hands. I can sit for hours and it only seems like minutes have passed by. To hold and touch another artists work makes me feel as if I can transform myself back to the actual creation of the piece, and I hope that others who admire my work can do the same.

  • Craftelina

    vik and ig from Craftelina said 7 years ago

    You have interesting items. Enjoyed reading your interview and looking at your pots. Warmest wishes!

  • annagrace2010

    Lois Chang from annagrace2010 said 7 years ago

    You've a beautiful heart that made things look simple yet exceptionally beautiful. Love your art work. Congrats !

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry from pinksnakejewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Ceramics!!!! Wonderful Article!

  • pipos

    dita s said 6 years ago

    Great! I love your work

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