Tempest in a Teacup

October 30, 2014 4:01 PM

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Tempest in a Teacup

Tall, broad, with a trim beard, Bouke de Vries scarcely looks the scholarly sort who would spend his days obsessing over fragments of delicate porcelain or composing fragile memento mori under bell jars.

And yet the 53-year-old Dutch artist was originally drawn to restoring ceramics as “a noble profession, saving the nation’s heritage.” De Vries originally studied textiles at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. After completing his postgrad work at the Central School of Arts & Crafts in London (before ...

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