Clay Club came to life in 2016 as a shared ceramic atelier space founded by Sigrid Volders and Joke Leonare.
They started an Instagram page under the same name -as a platform- to share their individual works.
Spending cosy times together in their atelier encouraged the two artist to also collaborate on select limited edition collections for a.o. Cos at Coal Drops Yard, London (a new store with a focus on art and design).
Since early 2020 the Clay Club atelier focusses solely on Sigrid’s practice but also welcomes students to join the club.
located in Antwerp, Belgium.
Active as a ceramic artist since 2013, Sigrid Volders’ practice is composed of hand built and more academically thrown pieces. Through the palette existing in her body of work, Sigrid demonstrates an ability to execute at once technique, freedom and detachment. This translates in her pieces by a singular and immediate feeling of honesty and intimacy. Sigrid’s interest for the medium was initiated by ways of her affiliation with Earth Rope Pot Plant, encouraging her to engage in a part time education at Academie Beeldende Kunsten.
During her training, and being passionate about colour, Sigrid developed a fascination for glazes and their chemistry, which lead her to create an ever growing archive of colour glazes.
-text by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck-