Hilde Segers

Hilde was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1963. She studied at the academy of ceramics in Antwerp (Hoboken) from 1997 to 2001, at Hugo Rabaey and Lut Aerts. In 2002 she started her own ceramic production in parallel with teaching in an alternative school. She experimented with smoke firing and discovered her love for this primitive fireing technique. In 2005 she started selling her work at the gallery "Kunst en co" at Lut Brackx's in Antwerp (Belgium).
By 2006 she had started selling to several boutiques in Belgium (Antwerp, Ghent and Leuven) and going to potters' markets in Belgium (Wachtebeke and Boom). She attended ceramic courses and lectures with Françoise Busin, Patty Wauters, Ivo Nijs and Helen Schell in Belgium..
In 2007 completed a sculpture internship there with Jaak Hillen. In the summer of the same year, she began working full time as a ceramist, going to various ceramic and art markets in Louveigné, Wachtebeke, Leopoldsburg, Ekeren, Antwerp (Belgium), Goes (Netherlands), Argentona (Spain), St Girons, Mirepoix and St Lizier (France).
She has pieces in various galleries and shops in Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges (Belgium), Toulouse, Carcassonne, Limoges, Figeac (France) and has exhibitions in Antwerp (Belgium), St Girons, St Lizier, Foix, Toulouse (France) and Andorra.

In July 2009 she settled in the French Pyrenees.

    

During her travels in Greece, Portugal, Malawi, Mozambique, Burma and Sri Lanka, she has always sought potters using primitive fireing techniques.
She works with smoke fireing, terracotta, stoneware and porcelain, creating figures, bowls, plates, stones which are sometimes covered in texts and photographs.
She is inspired by nature, human relationships, the fragility of life and even humour ... The technique she uses gives free rein to her expression in its purest form. There is no unnecessary decoration. Everything is in the subtlety, in the details, in the simplicity. She also loves music, theatre, dance ... She has a curiosity for all forms of expression in which human beings can pour out their thoughts and feelings.

Every piece tells its own story ...

“It is the aim of the modern artist to give expression to his inner vision of man, to the spiritual background of life and the world.” Carl Jung.

 

Prices from 52 € to 1,500 €.