GUEST OF JAN VINGERHOETS (Artist #19)
@Foxglove Farm (91 Olienhoutlaan)
Sue Vingerhoets has a background in architecture and design. She is now an organic farmer and heirloom seed grower.
"My fabric- and board-based Weatherwork series is an evolution with its genesis in my personal journey from city dweller to organic farmer.
Living off-grid and immersed in nature, the weather is a huge factor in our daily lives. For many years it was a source of frustration in creating art, but I have now chosen to embrace the vicious wind, baking sun and heavy dew, using these forces of nature as an integral part of my work.
My ceramic Vessels are an exploration in creating less structured and more free-form shapes that are both functional and organic, balanced but not symmetrical. I use different combinations of reclaimed commercial clay as well as “wild” clay from our farm, and a variety of shaping techniques."