Carla Wolfs is a ceramic-artist. She participated in residencies and exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad. She is known for work consisting of rotated forms which are made up of lines. Rhythm and repetition of lines attract her attention and are the basis of her work. Effects she achieved with lines create a sense of movement.
Wolfs works also with negative space to create transparency; the inside becomes visible. Trained in biology, having worked as education-art-therapist, Wolfs began studying at the SBB/Nederlandse Keramiekopleiding Gouda, learning Dutch traditional techniques in ceramics. Wolfs completed her Masters in Ceramics Hand Moulding in 2015.
Recent work: My current work involves rotating shapes, which are composed out of lines, with motion as result.
Inspiration: Rhythm and repetition of lines get my attention and are the base of my work.
Form: As a basic form I choose for the simplicity of a circle, oval or triangle. After creating a fluent line pattern, clay will be removed for transparency and seclusion; the interior is visible.
Technique: I use different clay mixtures; often with paper fibres and/or perlite added. The sculptures are mostly handbuilt using polystyrene molds. Electric firing is at 1140 -1240 Celsius.
May, June 2019