Made while happy by Han Boerrigter
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Han Boerrigter

Made while happy early 21th

ø 47 cm
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About the artwork

D. 47 cm.

"I have had thousands of generations behind me. Ceramics is timeless. Sometimes when I make ceramics, I have the feeling that I am in contact with many masters of the past. The emptiness and the space is the essence of ceramics. To me, the great emptiness is a cosmic concept of Zen. Making ceramics means wrapping clay around nothingness."
-Han BoerRigter

Literature: Van Os, Anita en Boerrigter, Ineke. 'Han Boerrigter- 'Glad to be (a)round'', Galerie de Roos van Tudor, Leeuwarden, september 2005.

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Johan Alexander (Han) Boerrigter is a Dutch ceramic artist from Nijmegen. He spent most of his youth in Groningen but left at age eighteen to work in the petrochemical industry in Canada as an engineer. When he is asked to engineer a turntable for pottery, his interest in ceramics and pottery grew. Boerrigter went to the Vancouver School of Art in 1962, created his first pieces in 1963 and won the second price on an exposition in Vancouver in 1964, within a year. In 1972, Boerrigter enrolled at the Pasadena Art College in California where he builds his first gas furnace. The glaze and process of glazing pottery becomes gradually more interesting for Boerrigter, expressing a specific interest in ancient Chinese and Japanese techniques. He worked with different temperatures, creating different kinds of ceramics.
Boerrigter has developed specific recipes for glazing after studying and analysing techniques used by the Chinese and Japanese.