The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

Last Friday I went with 2 friends to the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in the city Leeuwarden, a 2-hour drive from Amsterdam. It is home to some of the world's most beautiful ceramics. From a world-renowned collection of Chinese porselain to the rich Art Nouveau ceramics collection, artists such as Karel Appel and Picasso and exciting exhibitions with contemporary art and design.

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The museum is housed in the 18th-century palace of Marie Louise van Hessen-Kassel, Princess of Orange-Nassau.

Leeuwarden this year 2018 is the European Capital of Culture!

The museum is big and airy and beautiful!
Just look at the pictures!

A Dutch Friesian landscape painted with cobalt like the Delft Blue ware.

A Dutch Friesian landscape painted with cobalt like the Delft Blue ware.

Some beautiful Japanese Satsuma Porcelain ware.

Some beautiful Japanese Satsuma Porcelain ware.

So many beautiful tiles and of course the Dutch ships are magnificent!

So many beautiful tiles and of course the Dutch ships are magnificent!

Some Friesian low fire red clay ware decorated with color slibs.

Some Friesian low fire red clay ware decorated with color slibs.

There was this special IN MOTION Exhibition. The HIGHLIGHT was the installation of Celeste Boursier-Mougenot. it was ASTOUNDING!! He plays on the senses with "Variations" installation, consisting of white porcelain bowls floating in a basin filled with intense blue water. It is a feast for the eyes and interplay of sounds like bells.
Just BEAUTIFUL!!! I forgot to take a picture, but please, watch and listen to this movie!!! https://youtu.be/KdIZDkuBey8

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!

The Last Day of the Exposition of Bottles and Boxes in Vichte Belgium Sept 10

Still quite some people came to the exposition. We had some good conversations and last exchanges. 
It was wonderful to get to know so many artists from all over the world!!!
 

With Petra Lindenbauer from Austria.

With Petra Lindenbauer from Austria.

One of my bottles.

One of my bottles.

The organizers of the exposition and conference: Lou Smedts, Gerda Genijn, Els Janssens, Chris Prinsen and Alvin Tan Teck Heng.

The organizers of the exposition and conference: Lou Smedts, Gerda Genijn, Els Janssens, Chris Prinsen and Alvin Tan Teck Heng.

 

In the evening we had a farewell dinner. We had a wonderful time with some good food, music and songs!!

Song by Jan, Marta, Alvin and Miguel for Lou.                                                            

Marta Mugardes sings a song from Any Weinhaus.

Applauding for the performance.

Applauding for the performance.

All watching Jan play.

All watching Jan play.

Jan singing and playing on the guitar.

Jan singing and playing on the guitar.

 

 

I stayed in a Bed and Breakfast "De Dulle Koe". It was a wonderful new clean place and a very nice young couple Sybren and Celine taking care. Some animals roamed around on the farm and the mooing of the cow was my alarm clock in the morning! 

The hen and her chicks just some hours old.

The hen and her chicks just some hours old.

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De Dulle Koe

De Dulle Koe