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Anne Marie Laureys

  • Ceramicist
  • Mont de L'Enclus, Belgium
  • Master Artisan
Anne Marie Laureys Ceramicist
English, French, Dutch
By appointment only
+32 472 64 92 16
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An ongoing dialogue with clay

  • • Anne Marie's creations reveal the vivacity and sensuality of clay
  • • She feels her ceramics are 'metaphors for feeling'
  • • Her works can be found in private and public collections

Anne Marie Laureys' passion for ceramics was sparked when she fell in love with a handmade Portuguese goblet. She studied ceramics at the Luca School of Art in Ghent, and since then, has not spent one single day without throwing clay. For Anne Marie, the process of making is an ongoing dialogue between herself and the clay. After manipulating vessels in various ways by pushing, ruffling, twisting and pinching their walls with firm yet gentle movements, she assembles them to create an organic abstract form. Her pieces often seem close to objects that we can identify from nature: shells, fossils, and swirling water patterns.

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  • ©Peter Claeys
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Photo: ©Peter Claeys
Dinner for a Judge

The delicate interplay of different shapes assembled together inspired the title of this unique sculpture. The clay was thrown on the wheel then pushed, pulled and twisted by hand to create the final amorphous tactile form before glazing.

Length 62 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 26 cm

Photo: ©Peter Claeys
Forbidden Squeeze

The clay was thrown on the wheel, altered and assembled then glazed to create a unique piece. Anne Marie finds that the movement of her hands while moulding the soft clay walls is soothing and meditative. The amorphous tactile shape of this ceramic sculpture is evocative of exotic plants and flowers.

Length 37 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 15 cm

Photo: ©Peter Claeys
Boneless Desire

This ceramic sculpture was first thrown on the wheel then hand-moulded from its original classic form. Anne Marie pushed, pulled and twisted the clay to achieve the nebulous silhouette. A delicate glaze in shades of purple, blue and white was applied to add depth, inspiring the title of the piece.

Length 47 cm
Width 42 cm
Height 32 cm

Photo: ©Peter Claeys
Sister Brainstorm

The title of this unique piece was intended to make the viewer consider it in a playful way. The ceramic sculpture is made up of a heavy blue-purple body, the “sister”, and the lighter, strange-shaped “brain” on top. The clay was thrown on the wheel, altered, assembled and glazed to create the “absurd but unconventional figure”.

Length 60 cm
Width 43 cm
Height 35 cm

Photo: ©Peter Claeys
Sunday Basket

A cheerful piece that tells the story of the traditional Sunday basket: its texture inside and out, the rim and handle, swinging it up and down, the pull of its weight. The clay was thrown on the wheel then altered and assembled by hand before glazing.

Length 30 cm
Width 26 cm
Height 23 cm

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