“My life purpose, moving in balance.”- Anima Roos

Anima Roos (1956, Lubumbashi, Zaï re) is a Belgian ceramist. She attended evening classes of drawing at the Academy of Ghent, but soon creating by means of the potter’s wheel became her real passion.

She strived to make wafer-thin porcelain ceramics. Since 1978 she has her own studio in Ghent. Roos took pottery courses in France (1979), and England (1980), and masterclasses from among others David Leach (Great Britain), Peter Lane (Great Britain), Horst Göbbels (Germany), David Roberts (Great Britain) and G. Gimatti (Italy).

Since her visit to China in 2004 she produces porcelain vessels and bowls which are unique, thrown on a wheel, hand painted with leafy foliage of blacks and whites and adorned with koi fish transfers. From 1983 onwards she had many exhibitions. A selection: Ceramics from Belgium (group exhibition), Gmunden, Austria (1995), Galerie La Réserve, Knokke, Belgium (2000), Galerie Teemas, Rotterdam (2001), Terre et terres, Toulouse, France (2016). Roos was awarded the First Prize at the International Pottenbakkersfestival (Potters’ Festival), Gouda (2001).

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