The sculptures are made of clay and fired in a special Ceramic electric kiln. We use solar energy.
Temperatures are used between 1050 and 1300 degrees Celcius. I use different types of clay, every sculpture asks for her own temperature. The temperatures influences the colour and texture of the sculpture
The colours are designed and made by me. Every piece is a one-of-a-kind and handmade.
The work is very strong despite the fragile looks; because of the firm shape of a circle: literally and symbolically as well. More information and sculptures: http://www.cecilkemperink.nl/en.html
Ceramics in motion
‘Motion is a key part of the expressiveness of my sculptures.
The movements show the importance of each circle. Every ring is essential and influences the other; they are all connected, they are all one. Every link wears the symbolism of a circle: conjunction, connection, power, endlessness, an eternally ongoing movement. I am inspired by the rhythms of nature. Every day I see and experience so many changes.
Beautiful drawings are scarved with sand by the waves. The beach holds them for a little while, before wind and water changes their designs. Over and over again. Silhouettes of branches are dancing in the wind. Sometimes stormy and hard to see, sometimes calm and clearly. Every time and everywhere, I experience movements creating new beauty.’
Cecil Kemperink 2023
Tips for handling
Tips to make movements: please use two hands. In the beginning it can be a bit strange, after a while you become easier creating the movements. Take it easy and let the sculpture choose which way she goes. Do not push her into a shape, lift her up and let her gently assume the shape that is created. The sculpture is in charge :). Make sure the circles don't collide: make thoughtful and fluid movements. Enjoy!
Remove dust with a soft brush with or without the vacuum cleaner. If necessary: cleaning with water is possible.
Wrapping and shipment information
We are experts in wrapping ceramic sculptures! And use the box-in-box method.
First we use a lot of silk paper that touches the sculpture. Then a lot of bubblewrap. This is going in a special-firm-dubble cardboard box which has soft material inside. Then this box is going in the second box. Again with soft material inside. The cardboard box is a special-firm-dubble box.
Every sculpture is a one-of-a-kind, so we handle each shipment as a one-of-a-kind.
Some sculptures go in a special made wooden box. We communicate about this.
Please let me know your questions!
Note: It is possible that the movements can slightly damage the surface of the table or anything else it is standing on, if moved frequently: a coaster or a layer of felt can help with this.