Jeltje Borneman learned ceramics in a series of courses that became increasingly professional. She chose to throw on the wheel and shape the stoneware and then wood-fire it. This naturally brought her to La Borne where she set up her workshop and built an Olsen kiln.
Jeltje’s work is steeped in the aesthetics of the boats she grew up with, and she strives to find the harmony and fluidity of their lines in her ceramics, which combine both simplicity and functionality. Whatever the technique used and the intended function, Jeltje’s stoneware pieces are above all a medium on which the unique effects of the passage of flames, ash deposits and the gloss of the salt are imprinted.