Ann Van Hoey was a late bloomer in the ceramic arts. With her “Étude Géométrique”, a collection of basic forms, she burst onto the scene from 2008. “Étude Géométrique” grew from a bowl with four corners, the ‘square in the circle’, as it were. Ann came up with the idea of folding thin sheets of clay when she saw origami artists at work in Japan. The logical next step was the confron- tation between the circle and the triangle, and the subsequent anticipation of what the straight lines would do to the circle: geometrically speaking it is a ‘biangle’, the shape of an eye.