Collection: Mariska De Jager

I have always been intrigued by the human form and its flaws. Every face tells a story - whether that be fear, despair, love, hope, anxiety or dreams. I love the lines of the eyes and the way a person’s mouth changes along with their emotions. My aim is to capture these emotions and for the viewer to identify with the emotions I try and realise through my work. All my work reflects my own feelings and experiences. Fragility is a recurring theme in most of my finished pieces…..Humans are so fragile but at the same time so strong. It’s about mental illness and the effects it have on us.

I am married with two kids and I immigrated from South Africa 12 years ago. We recently settled in the beautiful Cambridge. I am a full time ceramic sculptor and work from my studio in the Whitehall area.