ABOUT

Potter, ceramic artist, visual artist, artist who works with clay…

As a child Cindy was always creating something. At the age of 14 she she and her family emigrated to the Netherlands from Australia. To find her way in a new country had a strong impact on her life. In 1989 she chose, after all kinds of wanderings, to live in Beesel in the south of the Netherlands. It was in this small town she discovered the ceramic industry, which was still in full bloom at the time. It was a natural for her to work with clay. She found her passion in working with clay. She followed a learning-working trajectory, where her curiosity was awakened for the whole process. She followed a technical training in fine ceramics.   In 1998 she moved to a monumental building in the village center of Beesel where she still lives and works.

“I am always looking for renewal and challenge, both for the spectator and for myself. Creating something out of nothing, from idea to object. Nature, growth processes and my dreams and imagination are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, both in my work and in my sculptures. By experimenting, using both contemporary and traditional techniques and being consistent in my studio, I flow from one project to the other. My last works are always the starting point for new developments. “

CERAMICS

  • CLAY

    We call all clay objects wich have been fired ceramics. The concept of the word ceramics “ceramos” means earth. For centuries the collective name ceramics is used.

  • NATURAL MATERIAL

    Clay is a spacious raw material. The amount of clay that is used annually by ceramic artists and potters is very low. Research by Deltares (2009) confirms that each year more clay is deposited in the Dutch floodplains by the rivers than by humans. This has shown that clay is a renewable raw material.

  • SUSTAINABLE

    Sustainability is an important concept in our lives. The lifespan is an important aspect for the ceramic artist. As a result of the firing process, ceramics can last exceptionally long. Ceramic products are colourfast and require no maintenance.

  • LOVELY PRODUCTS

    Most ceramic products are valued for their aesthetic value in combination with a feel good experience. They have formed the settings of our daily lives for centuries.

  • RENEWABLE

    Ceramic objects usually do not lose their value and are completely reuseable. In addition, ceramic remains can be crushed into granules and recycled into new ceramic products. At the end of the life cycle, ceramic products are harmless to people and the environment.

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CONTACT

EMAIL

info@cindyheldens.nl

ADRES

mgr. Theelenstraat 30, 5954 AZ Beesel

TELEFOON

+316 - 55 85 48 69

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