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.

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