There is something fascinating about encounters in one’s life. No matter what, good or bad, encounters have the possibility of changing us in someway or another. Recently, I have had an encounter with a potter from Freiburg, Germany which brings into existance all sort of interesting connections and stories. The deeper I engage with her the more I get to discover about her craft, art and stories in her life. Ika Schilbok is 89 years old artist (aka Töpferin), who not only made objects that are decorative, and have practical uses, but she experimented all the time with different materials, forms and shapes. Due to her age and some health events in her life she has ceased to work in the same manner than when she was active. Still her curiosity makes her to explore forms that relate somehow to her existence in time. Freiburg is a city with many treasures I’ve found at least two, Ika and the Der Wald.
The idea of transit implies a sort of suspension, a moment that has been suspended in time yet with movement and not static. The idea of being in constant movement demands quick adaptation, increasing one capacity for being present, in time.hese works has been created without intention only with the idea of immersing in the moment. I have used Ika’s workshop which creates a different canvas to my palette.
Das Wald y el objeto.
Acryclic and clay.