Babs Haenen

Structural artist

Babs Haenen was born in Amsterdam in 1948, where she lives and has her own Studio since 1979. To build her vessels Haenen works with coloured porcelain slabs which she manipulates by hand.  The slabs are coloured with pigment and rolled to form thin ribbons which are deftly folded, cut and sculpted to form expressive, tactile works with a strong sense of movement; the notion of the vessel, be it a bowl, vase or plate, is all but left behind.