Biography

Elected member of the IAC-AIC (International Academy of Ceramic Artists), NGO in official partnership of UNESCO.

Elected member of Design Flanders, Belgian governmental organization supporting visual artists.

Awards

2021

First prize at the Int’l Festival of Contemporary Ceramics in Sofia, BULGARIA

First price at the Premio Int’l di Arte Ceramica Fratelli Melis, Bosa, Sardinia, ITALY

2016

Dean’s Award of Wolverhampton University

2006

Receives the Golden Honorable Medal from the town Council of Brasschaat for her international cultural accomplishments

2003

Honorable mention at the 2nd World Ceramic Biennial in Icheon, South-Korea

1997

Bancaixa-prize at the European Ceramic Biennial in Manises, Spain.

1996

Prize of the public at the International Ceramic Biennial, Andenne, Belgium.

First prize of Aesthetic Wheel Throwing at the Mondial Tornianti in Faenza, Italy

First prize at the Ceramic Biennial in Mechelen, Belgium

November – December 2005: Invited artist at the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA 

May-June 2005: Invited at STURT Craft Center, Mittagong, AUSTRALIA

February – March 2005: AIR-Vallauris, FRANCE 

2003: WSW-workshop in New York State, USA 

1996: Ballardini Institute for Ceramic Arts in Faënza, ITALY

2021: Contemporary Ceramics exhibition in Sofia Art Gallery, BULGARIA  – Convento dei Cappuccini, Bosa, Sardinia, ITALY

        Gallery Kempro, Eindhoven, Holland 

2020: IAC New Members exhibition in Guozhong Ceramic Art Museum, Beijing, CHINA. 

2019:  Invited to participate  at ISCAEE-conference in Dankook University, Seoul, SOUTH-KOREA

2018: Invited to participate  at the “Mehmet Nuri Göçen Ceramic Symposium” in Kusadasi, Izmir, TURKEY – Gallery “Old Town Tanneries”, Kusadasi (Izmir), TURKEY- Invited to participate at the Ceramic Festival in TaoXiChuan, Jingdezhen, CHINA

2017: Participation at the International Ceramics Biennale/ Conference  in Cluyj-Napoca Museum of Art, ROMANIA 

        Invited to participate in the international exhibition “Heritage and Diversity” at the Museum of Hanyang University,  

        Seoul, SOUTH-KOREA 

2016: Galery Kempro, Eindhoven, HOLLAND 

2015: Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW, AUSTRALIA – Art Gallery Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM 

2014: Invited for the International Ceramic Symposium/exhibition organized by Delhi Blue Trust, New Delhi, INDIA 

2012: Invited for the porcelain Symposium in Dubi, CZECH REPUBLIC – Gallery HU, Nagoya, JAPAN and Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, JAPAN

2011: Invited for the SASAMA Ceramic Art Festival in JAPAN – Korean Craft Museum, Cheong-Ju, SOUTH-KOREA

2010: Invited for the 4rth NAORI ART Festival in Tae-an, SOUTH-KOREA – Castle Viceno, Orvietto, ITALY

2008: Keramik Museum Höhr-Grenzhausen: „With love, from Belgium“, GERMANY 

2006: Selected for the Salzbrand Keramik Compettion in Koblenz, GERMANY 

2004: Invited as an ambassador to select a Belgian delegation of ceramic artists to participate at the celebrations of 1000 years of porcelain in Jingdezhen, CHINA 

2002: Lecture  and participation at the international Ceramic event in Hatfield, UK 

2003: Selected for the World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, SOUTH-KOREA 

        International ceramic Competition CERCO 03 in Zaragoza, SPAIN

2001: Lecture at NCECA-conference, Charlotte, North Caroline, USA 

2000: Participation at the International Ceramic Symposium in Bechyne, CZECH REPUBLIC 

2000: Altech Ceramics Biennale, Gauteng, SOUTH-AFRICA 

1999: Invited for the International Ceramic Symposium in Burgstein, AUSTRIA 

1998: Invited by the European Community (Caleidoscoop-project) to participate in the International Ceramic  

        Conference in Caltagirone, Sicily, ITALY 

        Lecture at the international slide presentation at NCECA-conference, Texas, USA 

1997: Fletchers Challenge Award, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND 

July 1995: Invited to participate at the JINRO International Ceramic Art Symposium in Seoul, SOUTH -KOREA 

August 1995: Selected to participate at YWCAT in Tokoname, JAPAN

March 2019-December 2019: Invited as professor at Keimyung University in Daegu, SOUTH-KOREA 

July 2014 , July 2015, July 2016: Invited professor for Summer courses at Hanyang University, Seoul, SOUTH-KOREA 

September 2010 – September 2018: Professor at Turnhout Art Academy, BELGIUM 

April 2009-  December 2009: Invited professor at Hamme Art Academy and at Tournai Art Academy, Belgium 

February 2007- November 2007: Invited professor at EWHA University, Seoul, South-Korea 

April 2005: Invited professor at Bradley University, Illinois, USA 

March 2001- May 2005: Invited professor at the Eastern Tennessee State University, USA 

November 2002 –  May 2009: Full time coordinator Atelier Cirkel, Art Education Institute.   

Educational responsibilities: teaching workshops and master classes

September 2021: Workshop at SBB, Holland

May 2018: Workshop in Lutzmannsburg, AUSTRIA 

July 2008: Workshop in La Meridiana, International School for Ceramics at Certaldo, ITALY 

July 2007: Invited to teach a porcelain masterclass in Peter’s Valley Craft Center, New Jersey, USA 

April 2005: Lecture and demonstrations at Chicago Art Institute, Illinois,  USA 

May 2000: Workshop in Clay Art Center, New York, USA 

April 1998: Workshop, lecture and demonstrations at Wooster-conference in Ohio, USA 

March 1996: Lectures and demonstrations at the International Ballardini Institute for Ceramic Art in Faënza, ITALY.

1987 until now: Self employed as independent Artist 

2011 and 2014: Invited as an expert by Ex-Change (Belgian NGO) to give support and advise to MUYA, Craft Center in  Addis Abeba, ETHIOPIA 

2008: Invited as an expert by EX-Change (Belgian NGO) to give advice to a ceramic and pottery studio in Gatagara,  RWANDA

2021:  Curator for International exhibtition “Art-Ganic”, gallery Kempro, HOLLAND

2016-2018: Curator for International travelling Porcelain exhibition “Porcelain Reflexions” in Holland, Czeck Republic,  

                Austria and Belgium 

2010: Curator of the International exhibition “Contemporary Porcelain” at the SASK-gallery, Turnhout, BELGIUM 

2005: Guest curator for Exhibition Belgian Ceramic Artists, CERCO 2005, Zaragoza, SPAIN 

         Guest curator for Exhibition Belgian Ceramic Artists in Vallauris, FRANCE 

2000-2002-2004-2006: Organizer of the International Ceramic Biennial in Brasschaat, Belgium 

1993 – 2016: Organizer of Masterclasses with international artists like: Mo Jupp (UK), Ian Gregory (UK), Ruthanne  

                   Tudball (UK), Paul Scott (uk),  Sasha Wardell (UK), Jane Perryman (UK), David Roberts (UK), Shozo Michikawa  

                   (Japan), Cimatti (Italy), Anne Bulliot (France), Thierry Fouquet (France), Mami Kato (Japan), … 

1987 – 2017: Manager of the Art Education Institute Atelier Cirkel, BELGIUM

2017: Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, SOUTH-KOREA 

2007: Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, SOUTH-KOREA –   Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, AUSTRALIA 

2005: Gallery Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, FRANCE  –  Sturt-Gallery, Mittagong, AUSTRALIA 

2003: Cultural Centre Gasthuiskapel, Borgloon, BELGIUM 

2002: Gallery Artterre, Eefde, HOLLAND  –  VDK-gallery, Gent, BELGIUM 

2000: Cultural Centre Herk De Stad, BELGIUM 

1999: Gallery St-Joseph, Leeuwarden, HOLLAND 

1998: Gallery Artterre, Eefde, HOLLAND

2007: "Beyond Border