Louise Gelderblom

“I 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.”

Available Works

Round Platter

Round Platter

Round Platter

Round Platter