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Paz Sanz (1968), life sized, ceramic women .
"Women in their strongest shape , connected with their deepest energy”.
I was born in Zaragoza, Spain, and have lived and worked in the Netherlands for almost 24 years.
During the past 10 years I have participated at more then 100 exhibitions, showing my work at several places in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain.
I try to capture a moment of rest and clarity in my work. They are simply women with their full power and inner energy, without pretensions, in the middle of a life full of history and feelings, with their feminine mystery. So much at once: daughters, mothers, partners, lovers, friends and care-takers... efficient, spiritual, women of many worlds. Naked. It could be any one of us. Just a sketch of a life lived. The colors arise per layer, just like the stories that form us.
The human condition is weak and mysterious as dreams.(Ernesto Sabato).
Member of the NVK (Dutch Ceramists Association).
Admitted to the "Kunstgebouw". Beeldende Kunst Zuid-Holland.
Work bought by “Keukenhof”, Lisse, Holland.
2003: nominated “Cerco 03 ”Zaragoza. Spain.
2006: nominated "1st. Basque Country International Contemporany Ceramics Competition". San Sebastian. Basque Country.
2006: nominated "LXXVI concurso de Alfareria y Ceramica de la Rambla" Cordoba. Spain.
2010: second place at the audience award, Goudse keramiekdagen.
2011: nominated 31st. International Ceramics Competition L'Alcora 2011.Spain.
2012: first price elected by jury at Kasteel Wippelgem, Belgium
2013: finalist NASPA "Sierbter Naspa Forderpreis Keramik 2013" Firurativ. Keramikmuseum Westerwald in Hohr-Grenzhausen. Germany