Dutch artist Brigitte Bouquet works in ceramics in combination with natural materials such as wood, linen, leather, paper, wool and hessian from her home in Andes, NY. Her work, she says is “grounded in a fascination for the anatomy of livings things, the essential visual elements that make up the whole. I am drawn to nature’s variegated patchwork and pattern - its textures, colors, structures and compositions. I see them as the origins of all that has been imagined and designed. My sculptures are made up of many individual pieces, forming intricate surfaces through rhythm, repetition and multiple glaze firing. The trance-line process involved in creating the works often take months. I enjoy getting lost in a deconstructed reality of everyday life”.
Brigitte Bouquet spent several years working as intern and assistant at various studios in the Netherlands before undertaking a course in ceramics at Lill Arts Center in Chicago. She has exhibited most recently at Glover’s Gallery and BWAC in Brooklyn, NY and the Hammond Museum in North Salem. She has created a range of dinnerware sold at the Brooklyn Museum Shop and handmade tile installations for BBTiles. She lives and works in Andes, NY.