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The last edition of Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht

The last edition of Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht

Afterwards we were told that after 10 years this was the last edition of Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht. Too bad because I thought it was a beautiful and good initiative. And of course it is still necessary to promote crafts and handmade products and to…

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The Jewelry Story at Meesterlijk Design and Ambacht

The Jewelry Story at Meesterlijk Design and Ambacht

This year we present out latest jewelry at Meesterlijk Design and Ambacht in Amsterdam. Meesterlijk is an event where self-producing designers such as fashion designers, ceramicists, furniture makers, goldsmiths and other craftsmen show their products directly to the public. In the relaxed setting of the warmly…

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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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A hand forged copper pot lid as birthday present

A hand forged copper pot lid as birthday present

Look what I got for my birthday!  A great new pot. Because there came no lid with the pot, Jan made me one. A forged copper pot lid as birthday present, how about that one! Because did you know, we also make utensils such as…

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Manufactum a department store for timeless products

Manufactum a department store for timeless products

Coffee grinder Manufactum is a German department store which has existed since 1988. The department store is doing pretty well presumably because it doesn’t follow the prevailing fashion. Brass bicycle bell The product range is not very large but it is very special. Handmade ceramic vinegar…

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Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

For those who didn’t really believe me  … as you can see our atelier is really situated in the middle of nowhere … This picture was taken last week. Our atelier is located to the right of the farm tucked away behind trees. Our atelier looks absolutely…

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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The year 2016 comes to an end … for us it was a wonderful year. A fine year in which we made lots of beautiful designs and even more sales. A busy year with new…

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Silversmithing in the outdoors

Silversmithing in the outdoors

Meanwhile, in the studio … Well look at this! Finally a few warm days. Jan took advantage and worked outside for a while. In the photo you see Jan making a cavity in a large silver circle. After this Jan needs to continue working in the studio…

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Small spoon made of copper

Small spoon made of copper

How some things go … For some time now I was thinking of how handy it would be to have a nice looking scoop to measure loose tea leaves. The idea buzzed around in my head and slowly a design arose. I discussed the idea…

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Tipi Up Side Down

Tipi Up Side Down

Once upon a time, I think we still lived in the United States, we made the Tipi Up Side Down candlestick. The month of December is always a quiet time in our studio, so now is the time to tidy up in the atelier. Thats how I…

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