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

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!