I have worked with clay and taught children for over 20 years. I use a wide range of clays to create my sculptures. A Japanese kimono flows in porcelain; cedarbark robe of dark stoneware clay wraps a Chinook Native American. I have always been mesmerized by the ability of clay to absorb life, transferring the smallest detail.
The textured slabs simplify the form emphasising the dramatic lines and curves of the sculpture. The glazes seek out the texture and are influenced by the color of the clay itself guiding our eye to every detail.
My sculptures have a tale to tell. Rich in texture you see traces of the artist’s hands, inspiration made visible.
Jan Rentenaar, Legendary Art