ROYMI SPECHT, ceramicist

I am fundamentally an artisan. Therefore, my strength is based on what I can do with my hands. Macrame, knitting, felting, basket making, cooking; these are all activities that have been with me throughout my whole life.

Presently, my work is focused on ceramics, mainly utilitarian pieces.

I was born in Venezuela, where craft is extremely present, and where our tropical Nature is always surrounding us with an array of colors, aromas, and textures. I reflect this influence directly on my work, and that’s how I became interested in Ceramics.

One of the most fascinating aspects of my work, in my estimation, is that the elements of earth, water, air and fire are being used in the exact same way as they have been used for 20,000 years. Ceramic artifacts play an important role in archaeology for understanding the culture of every region of the world. They are among the most common artifacts to be found, and so is the case today. It’s almost impossible to conceive someone who does not possess a single item made of ceramic.

This communality is fundamental in my work, since I intent to infuse my culture, my experiences and my sensibility in pieces that can be shared and utilized every day.

You can see my work though my Instagram account @roymi.specht

and at my website www.roymispecht.de 

For inquiries please write to roymi.specht@t-online.de