View Image Gallery Diederik Heyning(Full member)Tel: +31 30 6923749 Email: Web: www.heyningwd.com
Thrown and slab built porcelain & stoneware functional ceramics.
At this moment we essentially work with porcelain, fired at 1280°C. Our work is deliberately functional and much of it is inspired by traditional forms, both thrown and hand built. We greatly admire the crisp and fresh forms made by many Scandinavian potters. At present the focus is on three types of decorative techniques:
Translucent ‘white and light’ series by masking with shellac and creating relief patterns by sponging away the clay are applied.
The porcelain often is left totally or partially unglazed. Transparent alkali and tenmoku glazes sometimes complement Wied’s decoration. The work is fired in reduction in a gas kiln from Blaauw, i.e. the flow of oxygen is reduced in a controlled manner at the end of the firing cycle. This produces warm colors in the clay, slips and glazes. Thus also appear the blue green celadons and ‘oxblood’ reds. Their aim is to produce objects that will give pleasure to their owners and users. Generate an emotion, most often by contrast. Contrast between the hardness of the material and softness of texture and form, functionality and shape, light and shade, between delicacy and earthiness.
Heyning W/D stands for the combined work of Wied and Diederik Heyning, Diederik preoccupied with clay, shapes and glazes, Wied with pattern, rhythm and color. In the end one product emerges from the oven. They essentially produce functional porcelain.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Prof.lorentzlaan 113, HC Zeist, Netherlands, 3707.
Telephone: +31 30 6923749
Fax: +31 30 6923464
Availability: Always open by appointment.
Last Updated: 2011-09-04
Events featuring this potter
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford