Elvira De Pelsmacker

Since her graduation in 2018, Elvira has been making a series of monumental vase -and wall sculptures with a strong focus on textures and the glazing process. Elvira strives for an organically evident design as it occurs in the logic of nature. The treatment of the skin is essential here: by manually kneading and spreading the silty clay a tactile and expressive skin of amorphous structures and motifs is created. The work arises through directness but is the result of a thoughtful process in which Elvira allows unexpected coincidences to participate in the work.

“I get my inspiration from the monumentality of nature and try to convert it into a work of art. Nature itself is already a perfection so one shouldn’t try to imitate it. But its important to see nature as an inexhaustible source of inspiration: for the structure, choice of glazes and finishing touch (skin) I focus on the colours and shapes of nature.

From“Monumentality”(2018 thesis, Elvira De Pelsmacker LUCA School of Arts)