Praise of Ceramics
At the beginning of the twentieth century, a number of factories stood on the Strosteeg, on the site of the parking garage, of which the pottery factories St. Lukas and De Vier Paddenstoelen are known best.
Initiative: Strosteeg Wall Art Foundation
Participating artists: Kees Agterberg, Anco van der Haar, Henk van der Haar, Ingmar Heytze, Tsjerk Holtrop, Gert de Rijk, Anna Smits
Sponsors: Municipality of Utrecht, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Rabobank Stimuleringsfonds, KF Heinfonds, Fentener van Vlissingen Fund, Elise Mathildse Fund, Mitros
The city is old, the world is older.
you are just a breathing nod
to the stars: later, how much later
you never know, a shadow in the earth.
Wall-assemblies of clay
lying in some riverbed until
a hand took it, kneaded it, baked it,
froze the moment in an oven.
Vases – treasure keepers of emptiness,
dust mites, flowers in brackish water, two
handfuls of ashes. A place of Memories
in enamel: what is, what remains, what was.