Guido Geelen, chalice

Since the 1980s, sculptor Guido Geelen has consistently given new impetus to Dutch ceramics. Jo and Marlies Eijck, the estate’s founders, acquired Geelen’s first chalice piece in 1988. This work in baked red clay formed the starting point for a series of now twenty boxes, presented for the first time together in this exhibition at the Hedge House.

In this series of works, Guido Geelen examines how different glazes transform the sculpture. Through systematically investigating possibilities, Geelen experiments with red, yellow, and blue glaze pigments or the mixed colours brown, purple, and green.

This colouring research continues in a second series of works – industrially manufactured concrete sewage pipes sawn into rings – presented outside in the estate’s forest.

Buitenplaats Kasteel Wijlre
Kasteel Wijlreweg 1
Wijlre, 6321 PP | Netherlands