Mountain soil

Making clay from the mountains soil

The mountains soil


Mountain clay



Along the way I am collecting the earth from the old sacred mountains and on the spot transfrom it into clay. From this clay I create sculptures, figurines from the earth itself and place them in selfmade shrines. At the same time I am sending clay to my studio in Amsterdam to collect all the different soils from the mountains. Many local potterers have tought me their old techniques of making clay and let me used their kilns to fire the sculptures.





Clay from mount Olympus and mount Ararat.

Clay from mount Olympus and mount Ararat.






At the foot of mount Ararat in Turkey.

At the foot of mount Ararat in Turkey.











Processing the soil of Ararat in Yerevan Armenia.

Processing the soil of Ararat in Yerevan Armenia.













Instant figurine from Ararat.

Instant figurine from Ararat.












07 china small






11 ararat










Ararat Clay from Turkey

Clay from Ararat in Turkey









My figurines in between Armenian pottery

Sculptures in between Armenian pottery