Mels Boom: Inspiring ceramic artists since1999

Joan Serra

‘In the kiln everything moves: collapsing, cracking, harder material sliding over softer material, shrinking, expanding...‘

Cracked earth and frozen lava, but in a controlled way. These are associations that come to mind when looking at the work of Joan Serra. He does not create his pieces, but he lets them emerge by making very precise mistakes. His experience tells him exactly how to create the right happy accidents. Still, he is exited every time he opens the kiln. But isn't that true for any ceramist? And that is a good thing too, otherwise that magic moment would be missing...