This weekend is the opening of my gallery and exhibition weekend

This Saturday and Sunday November 17 + 18 quite some dear friends came and I met some very nice new people visiting my new SwanCeramics Art Gallery in my house in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.
Please, see the pictures of my sign outside and my gallery and workshop. Enjoy!

Sign in my garden

Sign in my garden

Horsehair.jpg
Rood en geel.jpg
Friend Wilma.

Friend Wilma.

Installatie in workshop.jpg
K-R Ware + HH in galerie.jpg
Galerie Rood en geel.jpg
Red Ware.jpg
Black inlay.jpg
Horsehair Gingko installation.jpg

Written article in Dutch about Horsehair decoration

Mels Booms the editor of the Duch clay magazine “De Kleine K” (The Small K) asked me to write about horsehair decoration for his “What and How” part in his magazine because of my long experience with this decoration technique.
Underneath you can read the Dutch version of the article. The English version is incorporated in my first biographical booklet of “My Japanese Adventures 1” about my horsehair work accomplishments in Japan.

First page.

First page.

Second page.

Second page.

Third page.

Third page.

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.

IMG_7808.jpg
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

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.

2017Dec7 Openingstijden Galerie de Pomp.jpg


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!

World Ceramic Craft & Art biennale in Belgium: “Bottles and Boxes”

It has been a while that I posted a blog.
But this time I will try to keep it up especially now that I created my new website which makes it easier to see my art and follow my entries.

 

Today, I will go to Vichte in Belgium to show some of my Glazed Horsehair Bottles in this exhibition and to attend the congress of lectures, movies and outings with many interesting ceramic artists from over the world.