Details

First Name

Ingrid

Last Name

Ploem

Nickname

Maker-ing

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My Ceramics

In the studio I like to do

Handbuilding, Throwing on the Wheel, Sculpting, Slip casting, Everything to do with Ceramics

Clay body

Stoneware, Porcelain

Clay Brand

Georgies, Laguna

Kiln Type

Electric Kiln, Raku Kiln

Kiln Atmosphere

Reduction Atmosphere

Temperature

Cone 6

Glaze

Mainly ready made from Amaco, Georgies, Mayco, Duncin etc.

You can buy my work from

http://www.maker-ing.com

About Me

Introduction

I was born in the Netherlands but also lived in Belgium, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Italy, Vietnam, and currently Portland Oregon.

I’m passionate about colour and composition and live by this philosophy in all I do. If berries tend to look better on a cobalt blue plate, I’ll make it.

Partnerships have always been crucial and very important in all my endeavors. Doing things by myself is just not as much fun. I could have been the one who invented Hygge (or as the Dutch say “gezelligheid”).

I never stick with the pattern or map things out if it comes to creating (same goes for cooking by the way). If the thread is finished in the needle or weaving loom I ask myself; “what colour shall I take next, and what direction do I want to take it now”.

Clay is the other medium I keep going back to. I had a blast with my own shop in Ho Chi Mihn City setting up amaï saigon ceramics. In SE Portland I now started my own ceramic studio under the name maker-ing.

Last but not least… there is always time for coffee in my perfect world.

What I Love about Ceramics

Just about everything. The material but also the clay community is very strong, welcoming, sharing and caring.

How I started with ceramics

As a child i was introduced. Rather then going out i choose to take a pottery course.

What inspires me

Nature

The old and the new

People

Culture

Skill

What I'm working on at the moment

I like to experiment and see where clay takes me. I don’t like to restrict myself. I like handbuilding, throwing, slipcasting and even sculpting.

My Artist Statement

I’m passionate about colour and composition and live by this philosophy in all I do.