The current iteration of Anne Marie Laureys’s work arose from her desire to maintain the clay’s tactility, as well as her need to test the material’s limitations. There is a wholeness in the tension that holds her sculptures together, which lies in the blurring of the interior and exterior boundaries. The deconstruction of the lip is indicative of Laureys’s boundary-pushing methods. The spacious, fine forms that she throws on her wheel and sculpts into clouds with her fingers “hide the inside while framing the outside.”
Born in Beveren Waas, Laureys is a Belgian ceramics artist who lives and works in Russeignies. Her work is critically acclaimed and present in several private and institutional collections.