Kurt & Heidi Becker
… whimsical, mischievous, miniature sculptures and drawings with delight in detail, inspired by poetry and humour….
Poetry is the source of many of the sculptures and drawings here on display. A sentence, a few words strung together can spark off ideas and together with a world full of images, the artists personal history and experience form a fertile ground. Kurt loves working with the human body in a detailed, humorous, 'tongue in cheek' sort of way. Heidi enjoys shapes, structures and vessels focusing on balanced form and textural quality. Together they create unique works of art, which reflect our human and sometimes inhumane struggle, with humour and a touch of irreverence.
About the ceramic sculptures technical details:Stoneware clay fired to 12800, glazed with a copper rust glaze and deco underglaze colours. Other media used are metal stands glass bowls, ceramic paints or liquid gold leaf. Every piece is made individually, e.g. Vessels, plinths etc. are wheel-thrown by Heidi and every figure is modeled by hand by Kurt. Ideas and designs are sometimes repeated, but with a new slant or posture or expression. Not two sculptures are identical.