Ilona Van den Bergh is a sculptural thinker.

She is ceramic designer specialized in contemporary (functional) objects, often inspired by architectural and graphical shapes. She transforms objects for daily use into sculptural gems, breathing serenity, poetry and purity.


Her designs for her own label are highly appreciated all over the world.


Her sculptural work is a translation of the place where Ilona finds quiet and purity, revealing her vulnerability and deepest thoughts. A place to slow down. A place where everything is reduced to its essence, to primal forms. Square versus round. Lines versus surface versus shadows. Characteristic to all her work.


The designs she makes are produced by herself with ultimate care in her own studio in Belgium in small quantities.


Inspired and wiling to learn yourself more about ceramics ? Follow one of her workshops.


N E W S !


I am so proud of the birth of my mother !

I became the child of the brand new collective SUMUS. A studio where you can enjoy workshops ceramics, weaving, calligraphy and other crafts in a contemporary way.

I am responsable for both the ceramic workshops and part of the management. And yes, you will also find my ceramic creations in their shop.

More information :

Address : Nekkerspoelstraat 28, 2800 Mechelen.


FYI : some explanation about the name SUMUS

1° : SUMUS is the the conjugation - the first-person plural - of the Latin verb esse: to be. So it means : WE ARE

2° : SUMUS ---> SUM US --> THE SUM OF US

1° + 2° : we are the sum of us.