Laurence Kluft, who built an extensive career in the fashion industry, turned exclusively to ceramics a few years ago. Today, she presents a selection of lamps and artworks.
In her ceramic work, Laurence Kluft sees all of her passions ? design, fashion, architecture and spirituality ? combined. Her pattern of creation permanently evolves, as she gains new insights and learns to master new techniques. ?To work with clay is to seek the balance between control and compromise', she says. 'Sculpting matter into form requires the ability to expect and accept the unexpected. Clay forces you to become both a master and a servant of the material.?
Kluft's work is well balanced, connecting symmetry and irregularity. Her creations are minimalist, yet expressive. Rough, yet sensual. Aligned, yet subtly curved. The imperfections caused by the nature of the materials and the complex creative process are, according to the artist, fortunate accidents. She does not try to alter them, but rather embraces them as gifts of the proces that can never be repeated in the exact same way.
Behind their distinctive aesthetic and design, however, Kluft?s works are all rooted in a spiritual philosophy. Each creation is conceived in a constant search for harmony and balance in seemingly contrasting forces. Her ceramics are not mere functional objects, but visual experiences for the mind as well as for the senses. They succeed in elegantly merging creativity, craftsmanship and technique into a unique form of expression.