Around 2000 I totally stopped doing ceramics due to problems with my hands. For many years I didn’t even thought of touching clay. However, during the last couple of years teaching at Testrup højskole I have slowly got involved with the material again. And this time my hands seem to be okay. So okay actually that recently I decided to go all the way and set up my ceramic studio again. It’ s a great feeling to be “back in business”.
What’s happened? My inner balance and body chemistry may have changed? Or I’m better at dosing my work and not overdoing things? I don’t know. The important thing is that my hands and skin has healed and now tolerate what, it couldn’t stand before. And that my ceramic studio is up and running again. It feels so natural and right, and I realize how much I’ve missed it!
Of course I’ll keep up my work with artists’ books, paper collages and mixed media. My ceramic studio just adds extra dimensions to my creative life. Wonder if it’s time to change the name of my studio from Atelier G13 to Paper & Clay – what do you think???