“This lidded vessel has a deep red canyon bursting through the surface of the vessel. It marks the start of my fascination with depicting what lies beneath the surface. The continuous red gorge is a metaphor for the circularity of life. The red material was created from a unique blend of traditional Cumbrian red sandstone and red pigment. The vessel was one of the first to come out of my kiln in Cumbria.” – Jacob van der Beugel
Jacob van der Beugel was born in London in 1978. He was apprenticed and assistant to leading UK ceramic artist and author Edmund de Waal, and potter and author Rupert Spira.
Jacob’s work now varies in scale from large site-specific architectural installations to gallery pieces.
In more recent work, Jacob’s preoccupation has lain with interpreting man’s attempts to rationalise the abstract: human identity in DNA samples and disease patterns in epidemiology. His work is collected internationally and held in numerous public and private collections.