48th International Academy of Ceramics in Taiwan.

Today September 30, 2018 is the opening of the 48th International Academy of Ceramics in Taiwan.
I flew there yesterday straight from Amsterdam.

I met already some friends.
The conference was opened by the Mayor of Taipei City.
Then the Director of the National Museum of History Liao, Hsin-tien gave the keynote speech about that art can express better what is difficult to say in words: West wind blowing to the East: The “Re-Orientalization”.

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Conference logo

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Introduction by Mayor of Taipei City

 Discussion about the topic of the conference with the president of the IAC Jaques Kaufmann.

Discussion about the topic of the conference with the president of the IAC Jaques Kaufmann.

 Explanation of the conference.

Explanation of the conference.

In the afternoon we went to the city Yingge where they have the Yingge Ceramics Museum. It showed the wonderful works of the member of the AIC. The museum’s permanent collection showed the history of ceramics in Taiwan. Then we walked through the ceramics park with many ceramic works to the building where they offer the residency program and saw the great studios and spaces where you can do your research work for about 2 months.

 Member art work by Shamai Gibsh.

Member art work by Shamai Gibsh.

 Artwork in Yingge Ceramic Park.

Artwork in Yingge Ceramic Park.

 Explanation of the Member exhibition of the IAC at the Yingge Ceramics Art Museum and Center.

Explanation of the Member exhibition of the IAC at the Yingge Ceramics Art Museum and Center.

 Opening ceremonie in the evening of the IAC Conference.

Opening ceremonie in the evening of the IAC Conference.

In the evening we had a great party and the IAC new member ceremony.


Day 2 started with 2 special lectures.
The 1st one was a discussion with 2 famous artist Yasuo Hayashi and Yang Yuan-tai during which there was a slide show from their works.
The 2nd lecture was by Nara Yoshitomo about his artworks: painting and clay.

 Talk with Yasuo Hayashi and Nara Yoshitomo.

Talk with Yasuo Hayashi and Nara Yoshitomo.

 The exposition at the National Taiwan University of Arts.

The exposition at the National Taiwan University of Arts.

 Beautiful forest artwork.

Beautiful forest artwork.

 A beautiful porcelain vessel.

A beautiful porcelain vessel.

 Another beautiful artwork.

Another beautiful artwork.

In the afternoon we did go to the National Taiwan University of Arts where they had a created a special exhibition from Taiwanese artist for our conference. It was beautiful.

After that we drove to the Farglory Museum with the Golden Teapot Exhibition. So many teapots: so interesting and beautiful.

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 Evelyne Schoenmann’s teapot! Congratulations!

Evelyne Schoenmann’s teapot! Congratulations!

 Love this teapot.

Love this teapot.

 Another nice teapot.

Another nice teapot.



Opening of Exposition "Praise to Nature" in the National Treemuseum Von Gimborn Arboretum

 An opening word by the chairman of the Dutch Ceramic Association.

An opening word by the chairman of the Dutch Ceramic Association.

Yesterday, was the opening of the exposition of "Praise to Nature" (Ode aan de Natuur) in the National Treemuseum Von Gimborn Arboretum in Doorn in the Netherlands.

I participate with my installation of "Rays of Light" Horsehair Raku GINGKO leaves.
It was a beautiful day!! And family and friends came to congratulate me.
Thank you.

 Family.

Family.

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 To show how tall the leaves are.

To show how tall the leaves are.

 Checking: how is it attached?

Checking: how is it attached?

Exposition at the Von Gimborn Arboretum

Yesterday I put my installation of the Raku Horsehair "Rays of Light" GINGKO leaves in the National Treemuseum Von Gimborn Arboretum in Door in the Netherlands. Now, the weather is beautiful and the songs of the many birds around my art work sound so beautiful!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwWQ4VAEpFo&feature=youtu.be

 "Rays of Light" Horsehair Raku Gingko Leaves.

"Rays of Light" Horsehair Raku Gingko Leaves.

 "Ray of Light" Horsehair Raku Gingko Leaf

"Ray of Light" Horsehair Raku Gingko Leaf

2 Artworks at the Good-bye ceremony of the mayor of Ouderkerk on Dec. 12, 2017.

The city organized a farewell party for the mayor who governed the city of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel for 10 years. Artists who had exhibited in the town hall were asked to bring some works for the festivities.

 "Star Galaxy" Raku Glazed Horsehair

"Star Galaxy" Raku Glazed Horsehair

 My works in the second entrance to the party.

My works in the second entrance to the party.

 The Mayor saying good bye.

The Mayor saying good bye.

 "The Birth of a Star" Raku Glazed Horsehair

"The Birth of a Star" Raku Glazed Horsehair

 The Mayor singing with the Sailors Choir.

The Mayor singing with the Sailors Choir.

Opening of exposition at Galerie de Pomp, Warmond, Netherlands December 7, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Tomorrow will be the opening of my exposition at Galerie de Pomp, Dorpsstraat 38, 2361BE Warmond, Netherlands from December 7, 2017 till January 7, 2018. 
 

 We are four artists sharing the space in the beautiful house.

We are four artists sharing the space in the beautiful house.

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The gallery is in the old part of the village of Warmond in a very cozy neighborhood. It is attached to the old school house, which is now a great cafe restaurant and next to the old Town Hall, which is also an art gallery.

 The Galerie de Pomp and the old school house.

The Galerie de Pomp and the old school house.

 The entrance by night.

The entrance by night.

My artworks in the gallery.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT: it is a carousel of pictures!!!!

 Two dear friends at the opening: Joke Mol and Marian Hoffer.

Two dear friends at the opening: Joke Mol and Marian Hoffer.

 Marian van Tol-Vink playing during the reception! Thank you.

Marian van Tol-Vink playing during the reception! Thank you.

 Clara Sikking the gallery owner and paintress Ingrid van Polen. Thank you so much Clara!

Clara Sikking the gallery owner and paintress Ingrid van Polen.
Thank you so much Clara!

Opening of the International Ceramics Tea Ware Expo on November 5, 2017

Last Sunday was the opening of "the International Ceramic Tea Ware Expo" in Utrecht in the "Keramisch Atelier" of Brigitte Reuter in Utrecht. The Expo was curated by Lou Smedts and Brigitte had done a wonderful job with the creation of a wonderful exposition in her gallery.
 

 Brigitte Reuter opened the exposition.

Brigitte Reuter opened the exposition.

 Lou Smedts opening the exposition.

Lou Smedts opening the exposition.

Gilbert Ishin playing the lute at the opening of the exposition.

Some of the beautiful art works!    Please, click on this carousel for more images!