Portrait of the artist Susanne Boerner

Susanne Boerner

Susanne Boerner, born in Göttingen, Germany, has been working successfully for many years as a designer of ceramics, wood and metal. She is an expert in handicraft, and this is how her weatherproof sculptures are created in limited quantities. Her sculptures, which are often made of unusual material mixes like ceramics, wood and metal, are shaped and painted by hand. Boerner's distinctive objects are colourful, a little quirky - and always full of fantasy and humour.

Her works have also been spreading cheerfulness in Brussels since March 2017: On the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, her large ensemble of figures "European Citizens", was set up as a permanent exhibition in front of the European Commission building. 13 life-size figures made of metal and clay adorn Jean Monnet Square, named after one of the founding fathers of European unification.