passion for 20th century art & design

The St. Joris factory was founded in 1923 in Beesel, NL In 1939 the factory started producing art pottery under the name ‘Terraco’. Designers that were active for St. Joris include Leo Jungblut, Louis Konickx, Jules Rummens, Frans Lommen, Charles Grips, Albert Meertens, Piet Schoenmakers, Joep Thissen en Paul Vincken.

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Hans de Jong (1932-2011) was one of the ceramic artists that shaped the era of modern ceramics in the Netherlands. In 2017 we published a monography on his life and work. Hans de Jong (1932-2011) Keramist. Author Rob Meershoek. Published by Artentique and distributed by Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle, 2017. ISBN 978 94 6262 156 5.

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New in our gallery. This studio pottery bull was made in the 1960’s by Peter Wright (UK, 1919-2003).
Wright did not consider himself as a ceramic artist per se. Clay allowed him to express his artistic ideas. This bull shows the inspiration the artist got from early Mediterranean pottery and is clearly related to the work Picasso and other artists made in the Vallauris region in the 1950’s.

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Recently we acquired a nice group of items by Hein Severijns. Hein Severijns was born in 1936 in Maastricht (NL). After studying at the ‘Academie voor Toegepaste Kunsten’ and in Höhr-Grenzhausen (DE), he starting working with ceramics in 1967. The last decades Severijns has been working with porcelain in combination with crystalline glazes.

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In 2009 we wrote a biography on Henny Radijs, a Dutch ceramic artist. Radijs was a well known ceramic in the second half of the twentieth century. In over 35 years she has left an impressive ceramic heritage. This book is about the life and work of this remarkable artist. In a short biography, in which her relation with Olga Oderkerk, Jan van der Vaart and J.H. Andrée is described, the author tries to determine her place as an artist. The book is illustrated with numerous photos of her work.

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