Harry Agema graduated in 1982 from the VL-VU (Lerarenopleiding) as a teacher of visual arts. However, he chose to become a visual artist and mainly specialized in ceramics and graphics. Now, almost 40 years after his training, he works intensively with porcelain, stains (colorful pigments) and gold luster and for the last 8 years has fully focused on hand molding, where he does not shy away from experiment, but rather seeks it out.
In the ‘Collected Happiness’ series on display, he uses porcelain shards from work pieces that he was dissatisfied with. Line, shape, colour, direction, rhythm and coherence provide the right tension within the compositions. Each piece has its own identity and character. With the smashed shards he builds a new reality and shows that you can always start over.