Louise Daneels’ Ceramic Art Imitates Life (Quite Literally)

Ceramic artist Louise Daneels doesn’t have to look hard for inspiration. She can simply open her bathroom cabinet. Creating everyday items from clay, she recreates things like toothbrushes and deodorants.

But though these objects aren’t necessarily out of the ordinary, they carry a special meaning to Daneels. “I made a selection of objects that play an important role in my memories and my personal life story,” she explained in an interview with It’s Nice That. “By being the archaeologist of my own memories, I tried to bring the memories back to life in ceramic sculptures. The work brings up a memory-game of associations and stories.”

Daneels took to ceramics at a time she was studying for her master’s degree in illustration at KASK School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. But her love for clay blossomed much earlier, explaining that “the passion for ceramics came from my grandmother, who makes porcelain dolls. I’ve seen her making them since I was born. I was always fascinated when I entered her workspace and saw all the porcelain heads, bodies and her huge collection of old fabrics.”

Check out her Instagram page for more fanciful artwork.

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