About Fabienne Loyens

During her studies in the field of ceramics, Fabienne Loyens was already interested in other materials. She graduated at the time with porcelain in combination with glass. Each material offers its specific possibilities and limitations in translating emotions into images. Now she got to know pewter as new material, new possibilities again! Through experiment and thanks to Fleur Grenier’s book, a world of possibilities opened to her! It feels like a ‘freedom’! She also uses pewter in her work, as a liberation from the shapes she still makes in clay, porcelain and glass….

Pewter has given her freedom as a material that is impossible in ceramics. But Pewter also symbolizes Freedom in her work, the reaching and uplifting of the bottles in her work, is the most important. While pewter may not be dominant in quantity in the pieces, it certainly is for expression and necessity

Her work symbolizes her adoration for nature, her belief in this, where according to her everything will be fine, if we would at least realize this…. Hence her slogan: ‘let’s take Nature as our religion’
According to her, trust and faith can only be placed in Nature without side effects…. Her work is therefore closely related to Art Nouveau, where they had similar ideals and combined materials, with great skill.

In these works, she is specifically inspired by the world of beetles, beetles have been a symbol of demolition and reconstruction since ancient Egyptian times.

They are sacred images.
Bottles that should seduce the viewer, by the beauty that nature has to offer us….

She experiments with the making process of pewter, mother forms cast in silicone molds, or plaster molds, or carving plaster molds without mother molds. An exciting world, still a long way to go… What is also very attractive is the possibility to recycle, once friends and acquaintances have been informed, pewter comes from all sides…

Entry 1 Flagon Multi

A pot sculpture inspired by the beetle, which symbolizes demolition and reconstruction, where the pewter raises the forms and thus symbolizes freedom. I do have a message:
‘Let’s take Nature as our religion’, Other materials are wheel thrown stoneware, cast glass, lacquered wood. The pewter is casted in a silicone mould
Retail price: 800 Euro

Comments of the designer:
As a ceramist I got to know the material Pewter through Nadine Vanoost. She recommended me to study Fleur Grenier’s book and that’s how I ended up in this world thanks to them.
Pewter has given me ‘freedom’ as a material that is impossible in ceramics. But Pewter also symbolizes Freedom in my work, the reaching and uplifting of the bottles in my work, is the most important. While pewter may not be dominant in quantity in the pieces, it certainly is for expression and necessity. My inspiration comes directly from nature, where I believe the solution to all our world problems lies. When we all focus on nature, we feel the freedom we so desperately need right now. Corona walks in nature have been survival techniques for many in recnt years….
Beetles have been a symbol of demolition and reconstruction for centuries, I have a message: “Let’s take Nature as our Religion”!

Entry 2 Flagon Kirby

A pot sculpture inspired by the beetle, which symbolizes demolition and reconstruction, where the pewter raises the forms and thus symbolizes freedom. I do have a message: ‘Let’s take Nature as our religion’,

Other materials are wheel thrown porcelain,  lacquered wood. The pewter is casted  in a plaster mould.

Entry 3 Flagon Goliath

A pot sculpture inspired by the beetle, which symbolizes demolition and reconstruction, where the pewter raises the forms and thus symbolizes freedom. I do have a message: ‘Let’s take Nature as our religion’,
Other materials are wheel thrown porcelain, glass, wood. The pewter is casted in a plaster mould.