Louise Gelderblom

ā€œI make large-scale one-off original sculptural vessels, which retain a strong element of traditional African craft production methods while embracing a modern global urban aesthetic. My working methods are firmly rooted in the vibrant African clay tradition. Each piece is unique and hand made. I mostly coil and pinch, because then it feels like I am busy drawing in three dimensions. The shape of the piece and the surface markings on it create a rhythmic, percussion beat that I think of as a wordless tactile language. Every piece is signed, numbered and documented. It is my mission to forge and maintain a space for the unique and the hand made, and to maintain the integrity of and respect for the traditional art worker, in an increasingly commoditised world.ā€

Available Works

Round Platter

Round Platter

Round Platter

Round Platter