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seafaring textile artist - artisan

Based at sea, on board sailing vessel / floating studio and home called Zef (meaning 'gusty winds' in French nautical lingo).

When on land, to be found underneath the rooftops of my atelier in my hometown Antwerp (Belgium).

Fluent in Dutch (mother tongue), French, English and Spanish.


(In progress) "Tali" Material research on seaweed species

(In progress) "BioKnit" Research on knitted garments with bio-sourced fibers

2020 "Dickey of the Sea" Knitted garment for sailors: neckwarmer

2020 Commission - "Crow's Nest" Exterior network for treehouse

2019 Commission -  "Sheet Bend Wall" Interior network for city residence

2019 "Parure de Marin" A sailor's jewellery set

2016 - 2017 "A Marlinspike Voyage" Research on knot- and ropework & marlinspike seamanship

2016 "A Family Portrait" Design and manufacturing of an industrially knitted plaid, in collaboration with « Knitting Museum Sint-Niklaas » (BE)

2015 Performance « Final Countdown » at Salon de l’Astronautique de Plaisance (Les Halles, BE) in collaboration with Alexis Héroult and Les Halles de Schaerbeek. 

2015 "Tension / Traction" Master project (Textile Design) Sampling research on the resistance, elasticity and compression of natural and synthetic fibres

2015 Freelance costume design for short film « Les Herbes Bruissent » by Marie Le F’Loch

2015 Freelance costume design for mini TV series « Le Petit Prince » by Jad Makki 

2012 Costume & set assistant for short film « Châtiments » by Charlotte Mollet


2020 Creative Double-Knits / Whole Sweater Course by Annie Lee Larson (ALL Knitwear)

2014 - 2015 Internship with textile artist Marijs Boulogne (BE), working on « Big Smile » and « Workplace of the orgasm »

2014 MA CASO "Performance Art and Body Art" curated by Antoine Pickels (Brussels, BE)

2013 - 2016 Master in Textile Design at ENSAV La Cambre (Brussels, BE)

2012 Internship in Textile Design at ENSAV La Cambre (Brussels, BE)

2011 Internship in Fashion Design at ENSAV La Cambre (Brussels, BE)

2010 - 2013 Bachelor degree in Scenography at ENSAV La Cambre (Brussels, BE)

2010 AFS Exchange program, studies in « Diseño de Moda » at ITON (Piñas, Ecuador)

2009 Graduate Visual Arts at Maris Stella Institute (Oostmalle, BE)


2014 MA Workshop « Riverscape », resulting in performance « Tension, Chantier ! » at Albert Bridge (BE) i.c.w. ULB Architecture and Ecole du Paysage Gembloux

2013 Workshop « Object of(f) Stage » at Théâtre de La Crime (Marseille, FR)

2013 Workshop « Amongst » by Lotte van den Berg at Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE)

2011 Workshop « Soundscape » at Prague Quadriennal for Scenography (Prague, CZ)

2011 Workshop Smart Textiles (Eindhoven, NL)



  • Since 2018 Freelance ropework / rigging

  • Since 2018 First Mate, host and creative visuals on board S/Y ZEF, sailing over 25 000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea

2022 Transatlantic Crossing (France - Martinique), First Mate on board Comet 50

2019 Transatlantic Crossing (Martinique - Morocco), First Mate on board Gib’Sea 442

2018 Transatlantic Crossing (Spain - Guadeloupe), First Mate on board Gib’Sea 442

2018 Transatlantic Crossing (Guadeloupe - Balearic Islands), deckhand on board Gib’Sea 442

2017 Transatlantic Crossing (Corsica - Guadeloupe), deckhand on board Gib’Sea 442

2017 - 2018 Sailing internship at Les Glénans (FR) on 5.7 and Salona 37

2016 Mediterranean Sea Convoyages on Kendo 44, Feeling 1090 and Gib Sea 442



2017 - 2018 Volunteer at sailing school Les Glénans (Corsica, FR)

2016 Volunteer at Cold Comfort Farmers (La Guionie, FR), traditional limestone renovation & cold comfort farming 

2016 Volunteer at NGO Earth Refugee camp in Sounio (GR), creating textile workshops for children

2015 Volunteer at refugee Parc Maximilien (Brussels, BE)

2011 Volunteer at VIA/VIA Festival, Théâtre Le Manege (Mons/Maubeuge BE)

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