|1957||Born in Den Hague, The Netherlands|
|1974-1979||Studied at Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam|
|1978||Studied at Rieksacademie of Fine Art|
“I want to capture the essence of motion and growth in my creations,” says Barbara Nanning. Her artistically crafted ceramics of sometimes imposing size testify to how masterfully she translates this desire into tangible reality. Some of her more abstract pieces have something in common with snapshots of creative processes, while others seem to display concrete elements from nature or technology. Despite the wide variety of their shapes, they’re all thrown on the potter’s wheel, including the Galaxy objects. The latter are based on thrown clay cylinders around which she winds some rope and, while they’re rotating on the wheel, pushes the clay inside out with her hands in such a manner that the clay forms spherical bulges. Their monochrome, velvety surface is the result of Nanning covering her pieces with a light-absorbing coating composed of sand, pigments and lacquer that she developed herself. Prices range between 1,500 and 8,000 euros.