Mariska de Jager has always been intrigued by the human form and its flaws. Every face tells a story - whether that be fear, despair, love, hope, anxiety or dreams. She loves the lines of the eyes and the way a person’s mouth changes along with their emotions. Her aim is to capture these emotions and for the viewer to identify with the emotions that she tries to realise through her work. All her work reflects her own feelings and experiences. Fragility is a recurring theme in most of her finished pieces…..Humans are so fragile but at the same time so strong.
Mariska is married with two kids and immigrated from South Africa 12 years ago. They settled in the beautiful Cambridge area. She is a full time ceramic sculptor and works from her studio in the locality of Whitehall. “