Dutch artist and ceramicist Jacqueline Harberink is known for her minimalist porcelain design, where simple and sober meet elegance. Inspired by organic forms and geometric patterns found in nature, Jacqueline’s creations are made to be beautiful and to be used. Her widely appreciated porcelain is unique: each piece has its own distinctive soul and its own proportions.
Jacqueline has developed her enthusiasm and passion for ceramics and in particular for porcelain, during her study at the Escuela de Ceramica di Moncloa in Madrid (Spain). She brought her techniques to completion by attending specialized ceramic and porcelain workshops in Holland and Italy.
“I am fascinated by complex, labor-intensive techniques that have fallen into oblivion over the years. I would like to examine these and cast them in a modern way in porcelain. My porcelain is not intended to look at it alone. I always ask people to touch the porcelain and use it in daily life because then the sensory experience begins. Precisely by not glazing the exterior of the utensils, you retain the purity of the material and feel wonderful.”
All her designs are minimalistic and you can recognize her signature immidiately. The noble simplicity and the organic forms.
“In nature everything has a purpose. Even if it is fragile and fine. One cannot exist without the other. I find that fascinating and extremely inspiring. Beautiful but useful. I aspire to this essence in all my design.”