Peter Hoogeboom

Peter Hoogeboom is a graduate of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, in Amsterdam, where he still lives and works. The first jewellery artist to apply contemporary techniques to porcelain, his work has been shown in a number of international exhibitions and can be found in numerous private and museum collections.

According to Hoogeboom, “we have been using clay to adorn ourselves since the dawn of humanity.” In his work, he strives to reintroduce the concept of clay as body ornament; he uses it in its fired state, which in contemporary design is generally reserved for the production of ceramic vessels. Instead of working with large ceramic beads—the way clay has traditionally been used—in each new collection since 1995 he has discovered techniques for creating supple and wearable ceramics.