Etie van Rees (1890-1973)

Etie van Rees (1890-1973)

Eecoline Adriane van Rees was born in 1890 in Buitenzorg (Java, Dutch East Indies). She was drawn to drawing at a young age and was mainly inspired by nature. At the age of 13 she came to the Netherlands to go to school here. When…

Sonja Landweer (1933-2019)

Sonja Landweer (1933-2019)

Sonja Landweer was born in 1933 in Amsterdam (NL). She studied briefly at what was then known as the “Instituut voor Kunstnijverheid”, nowadays famous as the Rietveld academy, in 1952. In 1953/1954 she worked at the Zaalberg factory in Zoeterwoude, after which she started her…

Henny Radijs (1915-1991)

Henny Radijs (1915-1991)

Janna Hendrika Radijs was born in 1915 in Rotterdam (NL). In the late 1930’s she met Dutch pioneer and art potter J.H. Andrée, who convinced her to become a potter. Between 1942 and 1946 she studied at the Art Academy of Rotterdam, where they had…

Jan van Stolk (1920-1997)

Jan van Stolk (1920-1997)

Jan van Stolk was born in 1920 in Santa Brigida, on the island of Gran Canaria. Following the death of his father, his mother, Sophie van der Does de Willebois (1891-1961), remarried to Luigi de Lerma (1907-1965), an Italian ceramist. After a few wanderings in…

Jaap Ravelli (1916-2011)

Jaap Ravelli (1916-2011)

The ceramic work of Jaap Ravelli undoubtedly belongs to the most recognizable in the Dutch ceramics history of the twentieth century. His company in Valkenburg (ZH), which existed between 1947 and 1977, has been responsible for a large number of – mainly serial – produced…

Hans de Jong (1932-2011)

Hans de Jong (1932-2011)

What is particularly striking about the career of De Jong is the apparent ease with which he found his way as an artist, without compromising himself and by following his desire and need for artistic freedom. Constantly occupied by renewal, he appeared to be on…