Ceramic legacy Jac. Bongaerts

25th anniversary of an impressive ceramic legacy

from September 24, 2023 through January 14, 2024

The Foundation for Conservation and Management of Ceramic Heritage Jac. Bongaerts is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a small exhibition of works by Jac. Bongaerts. A small exhibition will open on Saturday 23 September at 2pm in Ceramics Centre Tiendschuur. In addition to top pieces, this exhibition will also feature objects from the depot, which have not been exhibited before, such as an earthenware pot with the text "my first pot" but also early objects, such as a black cylindrical vase dated 1959.

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Niek Hoogland

Ceramics of Tegelen

from January 26 through June 30, 2024

A solo exhibition for figurehead and ambassador of sludge decorated pottery of Tegelen. Niek Hoogland is celebrating a double anniversary: in 2023 he will turn 70 and in 2024 he will have been making ceramics for 40 years. In 2023, as icing on the cake, he was offered an artist in residency at the world-renowned Leach Pottery.

As a young boy, Niek Hoogland from Tegelen played with clay and enjoyed visiting various Tegel ceramics companies. In 1984, he trained as a ceramist with Thé van Rens and did internships with Joop Crompvoets and Guul Jacobs. Since opening his own pottery in 1991, he exhibits worldwide in museums, ceramics markets and festivals. He works tirelessly to preserve ceramic traditions and history. He still works with the same techniques as the old Tegel sludge painters and keeps this beautiful craft alive, but at the same time with a fresh contemporary twist.

The new white gold

Contemporary porcelain art

July 5 to December 8, 2024

Porcelain was the white gold brought to the Netherlands during the VOC era. In the 18th century, European factories succeeded in producing a similar material. Today, porcelain is an integral part of our daily lives. Sinks, toilet bowls, tableware, prosthetics, even knives and machine parts are made from this hard white material. This exhibition runs parallel to the exhibition Porcelain Fever at Nationaal Keramiek Museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden. They pay attention to the first European porcelain from the 18th century. Ceramics Center Ten Barn shows contemporary porcelain art by leading makers from across Europe.