with Laura de Jong
WELCOME TO MY
OF CLAY & CONNECTION
"WHEN LIFE IS SLOW" is about - reconnecting with the present moment, returning to the beauty of simplicity, combining crafts and nature, and enjoying life at a slower pace.
Working with this earthy material has brought me to many places. From Australia and New Zealand where I had two different working experiences in Potteries during the past few years - to the place I call home now, where I have created my own little pottery studio with the tools from my grandmother who as well used to work with ceramics.
Moreover, working with this element has brought me back to nature.
"When Life is Slow" functions as a platform to create time and space for creativity, to connect with nature, through clay.
I will share all my work inspired by my SLOW ADVENTURES on this platform. You can collect a ceramic souvenir in
THE SHOP. Additionally, I offer WORKSHOPS set in my studio based in the Netherlands, so you can experience the world of clay for yourself!
So enjoy, slowly
Visit The Shop now - or in your own time
CERAMICS - CONNECTING WITH NATURE - SLOWING DOWN
H o n o r i n g n a t u r e o u t s i d e a n d w i t h i n o u r s e l v e s .
Series of ceramic vases inspired by the seasons slow process.
S a n d y c e r a m i c e a r r i n g s
The North Sea recalls foaming waves, strong tides that bring a constant change, and washed up treasures on the beach making every visit unexpected and exciting. This is the landscape I feel most connected to, to call "Home".
NORTH SEA HOME
O u t d o o r H a n d b u i l d i n g w o r k s h o p s - S u m m e r o n l y
Join in one of the workshops where you will be guided through the making process of your own hand build ceramic piece! Click here to find out WHEN & WHERE.
C u p s f o r " S l o w L i f e "
Holding one of these cups, taking a sip from your morning drink, is an invitation for reflection and setting intentions for the day which lie before you. These cups make a perfect excuse to take it slow!
"Since I am always with my head in the clouds - dreaming about my next adventure - Working with my hands and clay brings me down to earth".
Working with clay has been one big lesson about time. Surrendering to the elements, as time passes, this earthy material transforms, by using water to shape, allowing air to dry and fire to bring it in it's final form.
Wanting to find out how I got to work with clay -