Unique handmade porcelain inspired by the underwater world
I strive with my work to make the beauty of underwater life tangible and bring it close to our living rooms. My works are meant to initiate a dialogue about the fragility of such beautiful environment and the impact of our human activity. The works are called "PrickleS". They represent all wonderful kind of marine animals, like sea urchins, anemones and tunicates. Each work of this series is unique and handmade in pure porcelain. “PrickleS” look pure and natural, and though it looks like they may stab and sting, they have this tactile attraction on you. They give a tickling sensation when holding, but their fragility also demands you to cherish them. Just the same as our marine life.
For the design of the Barnacle Vase I found my inspiration in Gooseneck barnacles, crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean.
The Barnacle vase I designed is similarly asymmetrical and changes looks with changing perspective. This allows you to create several unique and fresh combinations when your spirit of the day makes you reshuffle them. The Barnacle Vase is available in two sizes.
For centuries love and sorrow are shared around a cup of coffee. They make time and our tongues looser. Stories of the day are being told. New stories begin. Mug stories tells you the story of Babette Lechat, Boris Egel, Fritz Fuchs, Ramon en Buffalo Jane. Characters originated in the fantasy of Kim Craenen and Nathalie Hendrickx.
Boris Egel is the quiet ‘bon vivant’.
Babette Lechat chases her dreams.
You don’t mess with Buffalo Jane.
Ramon is not who he seems to be at first sight.
Fritz Fuchs has a naughty edge to him.
Their personal stories has made them who they are, one and unique, with a strong, distinct personality and life motto. May they inspire you to share your own story while drinking your cup of coffee…
Born in Leuven, Belgium.
Nathalie Hendrickx is fascinated by marine life, ever since childhood. Since her first scuba diving experience, this world made a deep and lasting impression on her. Being one with the underwater life gave an indescribable feeling, where all senses are sharpened and activated. The underwater world became the main source of inspiration for her future work.
info @ nathaliehendrickx.com
Pictures courtesy of Iris Pierloot. Flowers courtesy of Ilt Lauwers.