2008The Museum of Arts and Design, New York
The premise of this project is the transformation of an existing building, both the physical body and civic memory of the building.
"I am delighted that Two Columbus Circle will be re-born as a museum and distinguished work of architecture that will serve as a demonstration of the vitality of New York and the pivotal role that the arts palyin the economic, social and educational life of the city. " Major Bloomberg
In 2004 it was recommended that the museum's comittee, responsible for the new building, contacted me when they were looking for an artist to help formulate a glaze.
".... We are glazing the terra cotta and are thinking of a white-ish color that can change subtly from different views and light. The quality we have been discussing is a opalescence, like a luster. We are looking for a master potter level experience with glazes. This is a very exciting project and it seems to fit your experiences." Kyle Lommen, AWA 2004
"When clad in luminous terracotta panels, the building will be at once quiet and alive, neutral and filled with color, changing with the time of day and point of view. To find the right color and texture, Allied Works turned to Dutch ceramic artist Christine Jetten. After many rounds of glaze tests, the next step is to translate the surfaces created in the studio to a comercially produced version. " American Institute for Architecture, 2005
from various e-mails and publications
When and how the facade catches the sun light
The samples have an amazing irredescence! Brad Cloepfil, March 2005
to advice the board, to inform citicens
Collaboration with ceramic manufacturers NBK and Royal Tichelaar and finding the right material combinations