Concrete wall relief by Amphora, Belgium 1970s
Brutalist concrete wall relief by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium 1960s. Rogier Vandeweghe studied at the Sint-Lucas in Ghent between 1940-1945. Vandeweghe established himself as an independent potter in Sint Andries, near Bruges, after leaving the ceramic workshop Per Ignem, which he had founded with his brother Laurent in 1947. Under the name Amphora, from 1960 on his quickly expanding workshop produced entirely hand-thrown vessels. His modern forms experimental firing techniques rapidly earned the workshop an international reputation. Participation in major contemporary exhibitions led to numerous awards and acquisitions by leading ceramic museums across Europe. In 1975 all production ceased. These panels made out of concrete where only produced in small numbers for special projects. They were made in the garden of the atelier in Sint Andries where they had created a sand mould in the ground which could only be used a several times. This panel was part of the entrance of a luxurious apartment complex in the city of Ghent where it hang outside. The panel is in a very good condition. It can both be hung vertically or horizontally. The panel is exposing a very interesting and highly detailed relief. The panel has a metal construction at the backside which makes it strong and also possible to mount it properly on the wall.