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Artist’s Biography: Marius de Vries
I have worked in the Corporate World for a couple of years and could no longer endure the monotonous side of the day to day administration. Moving on I did some designing and attending International Trade Shows. After that period, my life partner and I moved to the Karoo and became owners of a Guesthouse and being part of the Hospitality Industry moved my whole life into a different direction. Loving each moment of decorating, menu planning and wedding design. This was the perfect time to have some free time to spend on creative activities and to join art classes. I was a volunteer and is now an employee of The Cancer Association of South Africa.
My inspiration for this art piece:
Raku Pottery was developed in Japan in the early 1500’s. The word Raku signifies enjoyment of freedom. The western version of raku was developed in the 20th century by studio potters. Typically wares are fired at a high temperature, and after removingpieces dorm the kiln, the wares are placed in an open-air container filled with combustible material. This technique gives a great variety of colours and surface effects. Since witnessing a raku inspired piece of pottery i was totally blown away by it. ii was trying to replicate this ancient technique without using a kiln.
Title of Artwork: Liberté