Archive for Ceramics

Keramiek museum Princessehof Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Keramiek museum Princessehof Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Last week we visited the Keramiek museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. This former city palace is not only interesting because of the large collection of old and contemporary ceramics, but also because of the building. A good mix of old and new architecture. The…

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Beautiful ceramics for daily use from Japan

Beautiful ceramics for daily use from Japan

Once up on a time, a very long time ago, Jan and I lived in a small artists’ community in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. We lived here together with glassblowers, goldsmiths, a painter and ceramists. I learned a lot…

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Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Coming Sunday Jan and I will visit Meesterlijk in Amsterdam. Always a fun outing. This fair is a must go! Meesterlijk is an inspiring fair where self-producing designers, fashion designers, food artists, goldsmiths and other craftsmen present their products. In a mood enhancing setting, you…

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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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Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots  … these are two of my favorite things in life! Once up on a time I lived in a subtropical climate, with temperatures around 30 degrees. We lived in a house with a very large veranda. On that porch…

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Delicious pastries at Galerie Wildevuur

Delicious pastries at Galerie Wildevuur

Mmmm … what delicious pastries at Wildevuur Gallery in Hooghalen, The Netherlands. Only for the pastries it is worthwhile to visit this place! Last weekend, Jan and I visited this beautiful gallery and sculpture garden. The weather was nice so we enjoyed a lunch of pastries…

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A few good Etsy finds

A few good Etsy finds

Since Etsy also sells goods that are not handmade I find it no longer very interesting. Its not easy to find your way in these thousands of shops. But if you take your time it may happen you stumble upon good products … The handmade children’s…

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The beauty of imperfection

The beauty of imperfection

Restore, revive, valued; the beauty of imperfection. Examples of beautiful repairs. Leading Japanese labels and designers such as Kapital, Visvim, Comme des Garçons, Sasquatchfabrix, Koromo Kyoto and Blue Blue Japan working with artless sewing techniques, creating timeless, hand crafted pieces. The Japanese expression Mottainai stands…

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Beautiful patterns and textures in the ceramics of Brenda Holzke

Beautiful patterns and textures in the ceramics of Brenda Holzke

I came across the beautiful ceramics of Brenda Holzke on Pinterest. Especially the patterns and textures, which are a common thread throughout her work appeal to me. Her ceramic pieces are carved and then layered with a multitude of stains, textures and surface effects. Brenda…

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