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.
Brush painting with copper reduction paste.
Metal chlorides, sometimes called ‘Watercolors’ pioneered by Arne Åse. White areas are masked with shellac. Layer by layer different chlorides.
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.
-Galerie Keramevo Amersfoort
-Exhibition Kunstuitleen Zeist
-Exhibition Baker University U.S. Inge Balch
-Exhibition Galerie Valentijn Diebergen
-Country Fair Kasteel Huis Doorn
-Exhibition Galerie “Nabij” Kockengen
-Exhibition Galerie “Ria Fortuyn” Wijk bij Duurstede
-Gouds Pottenbakkers Festival Mei 2003
-Gouda Keramiek Festival, Gouda
-Potfest in the Park, Penrith, UK
-6e Salon de la Ceramique Saint-Cergue – Suisse
-Galerie Arborhenum, Rhenen
-Galerie Brak, Voorschoten
-Cecilia Colman Gallery, London NW8
-‘Homes and Gardens’ magazine
-Galerie 91, the Hague
-Keramiek Festival, Gouda -Galerie “De Steenbok” Nijmegen
-Potfest in the Park. Penrith. UK
-National Pottery & Ceramics Festival Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. UK
-Galerie Kleikunst, Wassenaar
-Jan-June, Galerie Kleikunst, Wassenaar
-April 30th, Keramiekmonument Losser
-May 25-26th, Keramiek Festival, Gouda
-July 28-30th, Potfest in the Park. Penrith. UK
-August 4-6th, National Pottery & Ceramics Festival Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. UK
-September 9-24th, 7e Salon de la Ceramique Saint-Cergue – Suisse
-December 19- 31st, Galerie Kdijk, Gendt
- Licht en Luchtig, P'Arts, Zeist,NL
- Een Lint vol Lust, Utrecht region, NL
- Galerie RF, Ria Fortuyn, Wijk bij Duurstude, NL
- Galerie BisQceramics , Delft, NL
- Galerie Kleikunst, Wassenaar, NL
- Galerie Traverse, de Bilt, sept . 26th- nov. 10th, NL
- Galerie Kdijk, Gendt, NL. 16 november 2008 t/m 11 januari 200
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.
Having sculpted in clay and plaster for a number of years, Diederik became captivated by the challenge to capture and reproduce the attractive sensuality of round forms in a more abstract way. Using the wheel and the slab roller, the regular sequence of throwing, turning, assembling, glazing and firing, grew from a hobby into a full time occupation.
Diederik was formally educated in the Netherlands and the USA and worked for 25 years in business in England, France and since 1985 the Netherlands. Kees Agterberg taught him how to use the wheel in 1995. For the further development of techniques and know how, he benefitted from seminars by Arne Åse, Peter Lane, Bryan Trueman and Nigel Wood. In 1998 he was taught by Gordon Cook at Westdean College (Sussex, UK). In the fall of 2005 I worked as artist in residence in SanBao Ceramic Art Center near Jingdezhen, China.
Painting and music have continuously played a role in Wied’s life. Family and children were her first priority but she always managed to find time for artistic activities.
Wied was educated as a French linguist at the University of Groningen and for years taught French to children and French Litterature to adults. Gradually her interest shifted towards the visual arts and after the children left home it has become the focus of her life.
The family lived in France for 12 years and from 1982 to 1985 Wied attended drawing and painting lessons in Marseille. From 1985 to 1987 she trained with Jan Becht in Zeist (Netherlands). Afterwards she attended classes at the Gooise Academie in Laren and Hilversum (Netherlands). The graphical techniques (of her etching) and the brushpainting she was taught in Korea (1998) are at the basis of her work on ceramics.From 2003-2005 she worked with Zhuang Hong Yi at the Vrije Academie in the Hague in traditional Chinese brush painting with ink and acrylic on rice paper. In the autumn of 2005 she worked as artist in residence in SanBao Ceramic Art Center near Jingdezehen, China.
Painting on a three dimensional object is a challenge. The form is a source of inspiration and leads towards a composition. Image, texture and pattern need to enhance the form. Nature provides endless examples of complementary beauty: perfect harmony of shape and color.