talking ceramics     Summary peer-reviewed chapter in Bloomsbury academic publication 2016     keramische fenix_ekwc     PDF summary of publications on material based making in 2015     3D weaving interview     The skin on milk 2013     Ode to earrings 2013     The economy of the line 2013     Image and language 2013     computational methods 2013     transnatural 2013     collecting and morphology in Art and Sciences 2012     The WOW! factor of Paper Biennial Rijswijk 2012     Postmodern taxidermia 2012     Computer design, six yards Dutch wax print and narrative African traditions 2012      cowhides and gold 2012      A world of glass 2012     webeditor for BOUNDLESS program     Travelling exhibition 'Golden Clogs Dutch mountains' 2012     Dirty Applied Art and Crafts at Sandberg Institute 2011     3D printing - the craft of the 21st century 2011     Interactive connections of humans and technology 2011     Jewellery maker Ineke Heerkens 2011     Textile Lab AUDAX 2011     Lace - fragile threedimensionality 2010     Laser cutting in the making of a book 2010     Heat in modern textiles 2010     Mapping Dutch Conceptual Crafts 2009     studio talk with Andrea Wagner 'Tales of migration' 2010     The colour green of jewellerymaker Ineke Heerkens 2008     Kaunas Art Biennial 2007     Beyond Material 2006     East meets West 2005     Bauhaus revisited 2005     American Pies 2004     
earrings are conversation pieces
Jewellery maker Ineke Heerkens spends a 3 month residency at sundaymorning@ekwc, international ceramic work centre in Den Bosch  and explores the possibilities of clay and movement.
'Very often I am wearing a pair of Ineke Heerken’s earrings called WINDLAND.
They jitter around my jawline as I ride my bike, dance when I walk, nod and underline my points when I talk. They are two, slightly different, oval organic shapes in subtle shades of green and yellow colours and made from an intriguing material; visually reminiscent of buds about to burst into blossom, but artificial - yet sensual - to the touch.
They put me in a good mood whenever I wear them, because they remind me so much of spring, growth, nature. I am aware of some side effects, too. They are conversation pieces, inciting strangers to comments. Much more than mere jewellery, in the sense of adornment of a person, they are the starting point of questions: who made them and why and where did you meet the artist?'...

essay for publication shifting mass, summer 2013