Mieke Everaet was born in Belgium in 1963. From 1981 until 1985 she received her training at the Ceramic Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, led by Achiel Pauwels and Hugo Rabaey, two well-known ceramists. From 1986 to 1988 she completed her education at the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
The work of Mieke Everaet takes up a special position in the field of porcelain. The degree of technical complexity is extremely high and very time-consuming, and yet the pots are striking in their simplicity and gracefulness, emanating a light and poetic beauty. It is obvious that here is an artist at work with a very clear and personal aim. Despite her young age, Mieke Everaet has participated in an endless number of international exhibitions, is represented in several large museums and has received many awards and prizes in Belgium and abroad. Mieke Everaet's creations are made from very fine threads of pigmented porcelain. They are not glazed, but ground and polished. This method produces a wafer-thin, but hard and translucent surface with a pattern that can be seen and touched from both sides. Whereas the earlier bowl-shaped pieces from Everaet were very colourful and clearly inspired by Mexican and African woven baskets, the work that she will now show at Puls has become much more stylized. The colour spectrum has been reduced to white, grey and black, whereas the shape takes a greater predominance. Lately, Everaet has created some wonderful asymmetric double-shaped pots. However frail and brittle they may look, they are also evidence of a strong personal vision and a rich and pure personality.