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Jewelry classes by Jan Kerkstra

Jewelry classes by Jan Kerkstra

There are still a few places available in the jewelry classes by Jan Kerkstra In september 2017 a goldsmith class for beginners and advanced students will start. The classes are taught by Jan Kerkstra (Master goldsmith) on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning at Atelier Silver and Stones in Makkinga,…

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A beehive in the garden and a vanilla cake

A beehive in the garden and a vanilla cake

Following my last post on my weblog (view from our studio), I was approached on FaceBook by an imker. He asked me where the picture was taken and whether there was more giant balsemien in our garden. Well to make a long story short, this…

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View from our atelier in Wijnjewoude, The Netherlands

Lovely view from our atelier …

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Our visit to the Toepfermarkt in Oldenburg

Quite a lot of potters were new to us this year. Like the work by Andreas Munz. Not to cold and not too hot, the weather was just perfect for a visit to the Toepfermarkt in Oldenburg, Germany. We brought our very old dog, but…

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International ceramics days in Oldenburg, Germany

International ceramics days in Oldenburg, Germany

Ceramics by Roman Husmann This Sunday Jan and I are going to visit the International ceramics days in Oldenburg, Germany. Potters and ceramists from all over Europe present their latest work. The market is held in the center of the north German town of Oldenburg…

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Exhibition Boogie Grid at Kunstlokaal No. 8

Exhibition Boogie Grid at Kunstlokaal No. 8

Sunday we were at the opening of the Boogie Grid exhibition, KunstlokaalNo. 8 in Jubbega, The Netherlands. A wonderful exhibition including the beautiful work of Auk Russchen. Kunstlokaal Nr.8 is an initiative by Marcel Prins and Birgit Speulman. ” We like to open our house a number…

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It is overwhelmingly busy in the studio

It is overwhelmingly busy in the studio

Good news! It is overwhelmingly busy in the studio! During the day we have many visitors, we get beautiful commissions, repairs and jewelry sales. And not only in the studio, also through the website, there is increasing interest in our jewelry. Excellent! But there is hardly…

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Interview with The Jewelry Story on jewelry platform Segolda

Interview with The Jewelry Story on jewelry platform Segolda

Look at this! A great interview with The Jewelry Story on jewelry platform Segolda About how we started, our inspiration and how we still make jewelry together after all those years. Please follow the link below to read this fun interview  on Segolda jewelry platform! Segolda in…

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Forever wedding rings

Forever wedding rings

These are our Forever wedding rings! The great photo is by wedding photographer Hilda Koopman of Pixel Us. We make the Forever wedding rings for over 20 years. They are completely  timeless. The rings are inlaid with a subtle, small piece of wood. In gold…

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Today in our atelier almond cake and coffee

Today in our atelier almond cake and coffee

As some of you may know, I’m a pretty good cook. Almost every day I spend a lot of attention on dinner. But I never did any baking. And now al of a sudden I find myself baking cakes! My first attempt was a banana bread and…

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