Enno Jäkel was born in Dortmund in 1967. Between 1988 and 1991 he attended the Berufsfachschule für Keramik in Landshut. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked at the Frenzel ceramics workshop in Siegburg. Between 1994 and 1997 he continued his training at the Fachschule für Keramikgestaltung Höhr-Grenzhausen, Gestalterexamen with W. Matthes. In 1999 Enno opened his own workshop in Köln.
Images: Enno Jäkel, portrait (source Bazart.be); ceramic object (source the 189.com); two ceramic objects (source Pinterest); ceramic object (source Puls Ceramics).
"Ceramics is my passion. In my workshop I produce unique pieces and small series, which I present at exhibitions, in galleries and at ceramic markets. My speciality is a technique I developed for surface design. A regular pattern is pressed into a slim porcelain-coated vessel. Then the piece is expanded from the inside to a bulbous shape. The surface tears open at the pressed-in areas. The resulting stretched pattern reproduces the shaping process. I track down the characteristics of the material and work in such a way that its limitations and possibilities are reflected in the piece in an exciting way. In a quiet dialogue, if it succeeds, something beautiful develops. Something that gives me a deep feeling of calmness while doing it and whose charisma inspires the viewer."