“Kia Ora Dominik, I made this ceramic star peace at my home during lockdown when I was unable to go to my studio. Sending warmest wishes from Aotearoa. Arohanui, Jaime” / November 8, 2021
We Central Europeans immediately identified this star-shaped object as a starfish. But what do we actually know about these distant beings, who usually have five arms, often more, but rarely six arms like this one? This fascinating specimen is fragile, flowing and flexible in a very special way, while being made of fired clay, a material that is hard and brittle.
Jaime Jenkins (Tauranga/New Zealand) is an artist. She studied Visual Arts at the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Tauranga and completed internships with artists in Aotearoa – the Māori name for New Zealand – and London. In her stoneware sculptures and objects, as well as in the pottery classes she offers in her studio, she explores the ceramic material in its structure, texture and colourfulness. And not to forget: the sounds! Often recurring objects are her manifold stoneware bells.
INVITED BY KARL FRITSCH & LISA WALKER
Dear Jaime, we first met you when you visited our place once with friends quite a while ago. Then we got to know your mega beautiful work so good.
Yours Karl & Lisa