Harvey Bouterse’s unlikely story of fashion-designer turned ceramic artist is one for the books. After stepping inside an abandoned ceramics factory in Antwerp with the goal of getting one of his collected Perignem objects signed by the sculptor, he was greeted with an opportunity to learn how to mold and craft ceramic vases and objects himself. Without professional training and still not knowing how to properly throw, Harvey opened his own studio and creates masterful and colorful objects for everyday use.
From mugs to candle holders, his earthy objects have a homey and warm feel to them. Each piece has their own character and unique aspects as they are each handmade and no two pieces are exactly the same. The self-taught artist took seven years of trial and error before he created bigger, statement pieces that are now his most popular pieces