I am a Dutch ceramicist based in Dundee. After a career in science I fell in love with the possibilities of clay. My interest in how things work, both in the natural and in the man-made world, guides me in trying to capture processes and movement in my work.Roos

My sculptural vessels are each individual, with the shape partly planned and partly allowed to develop organically.

I hand built in stoneware. I use techniques similar to those in dressmaking, using shaping and darting to create a curved shape out of flat pieces of clay slabs, before fine modelling and trimming to enhance the shape and sharpen edges.

I love texture, sometimes adding a layer of textured slip to a piece, and using ‘dry’ glazes and volcanic glazes to further create interesting details in the surface.

Contact me: info@rooseisma.co.uk

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Exhibitions and shows:

2022 Potfest Scotland, Scone
2022 Art in the Pen, Skipton
2022 Art in Clay, Windsor
2022 Only Clay, Sheffield

2021 Only Clay
2021 Perthshire Open Studios
2021 Art in Clay
2021 Art in the Pen
2021 Celebrating Ceramics
2021 Potfest Scotland
2020 Perthshire Open Studios CANCELED
2020 Art in Clay CANCELED – Online show
2020 Art in the Pen CANCELED – Online show
2020 Potfest in the Pens (POSTPONED until October)
2020 Celebrating Ceramics CANCELED – Online show
2020 Eart & Fire CANCELED
2020 Potfest Scotland (POSTPONED until September)
2020 Craft in Focus, Wisley CANCELED – Online show
2019 Craft in Focus, Hyde Hall
2019 Perthshire Open Studios
2019 Art in the Pen
2019 Potfest in the Pens
2019 Earth & Fire (shared CPA stand)
2019 Potfest Scotland
2019 Dundee Art Fair
2019 Craft in Focus, RHS gardens Wisley
2018 Perthshire Open Studios
2018 Potfest in the Pens
2018 Potfest Scotland
2018 Borders Art Fair
2017 Perthshire Open Studios
2017 Potfest Scotland

Prizes and awards:
2018 Potter’s choice, Potfest in the Pens
2018 Greek stand prize, Potfest in the Pens
2018 Anne Lightwood Award 3rd place, Scottish Potters Association
2016 Kindrogan Award 1st place, Scottish Potters Association