Dare to be different: that is a slogan that suits Ann Van Hoey very much. Although most ceramic artistic creations are made in simple white, Ann is not afraid to color outside the lines. And you can take that coloring very literally. Because very meticulously and thanks to numerous layers of engobe, she succeeds in giving her works the most beautiful, warmest and brightest colors.
The process that precedes the creation of such a colorful piece is one of a lot of patience, technique and luck. A lot of trial-and-error testing is involved to obtain that one specific color. That color is always a result of using a specific clay in combination with a specific egobe. The engobe is applied in a multitude of thin layers, and then fired at a specific temperature. The range of firing temperatures Ann uses varies between 1100 and 1250°C.