Mels Boom: Inspiring ceramic artists since1999

Tjerk van der Veen

His working method is intuitive, yet experienced. While working, something might happen which he holds on to and tries to influence.

Tjerk van der Veen pulls the clay apart and by doing so achieves a geological surface structure. He has a highly individual approach. He does not use decoration in the literal sense, but it is the change in the surface which gives a visual effect. Coincidence plays an important part. However, experimenting and knowledge of the material are just as important.