Purchased works / Donations
Tryptich complete thanks to three large donations
The First donation in 2007 was a collection owned by Mr and Mrs Elemans-Boekelman, which shows the story of Tegelen ceramics from 1935 to 1953. It comprises well over 1,000 items.
The Doensen collection continues exactly at the point where the Elemans-Boekelman donation stops. It starts in 1950, runs on to 1995. It shows the developments of contemporary Dutch and European ceramics and comprises well over 1,300 items. The museum received this donation in 2016.
The Petra Verberne collection continues where the Doensen collection stops: 1990 up to the present. It comprises some 200 objects.
These three large donations complement each other beautifully and are the reason that Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen possesses a complete overview of contemporary ceramics from 1935 up to now.
Recently, the museum purchased works from the following artists:
Work by her was bought because of her prominent role in Dutch ceramics. Her work is found in all collections of this country’s major art museums.
She has proved to be consistent in the style and quality of her work. It is technically sound and unique in its kind. Her work is now found in various museum collections.
Work by her was purchased because she had already exhibited at the Tiendschuur several times. She is praised for her unique and elaborate technique of constructing objects using porcelain parts.
Finally, a Bellarmine jug made by Jacques Bongaerts was purchased. It is made of red clay, onlaid with white, yellow and black clay and finished with transparent glaze. This is supplement to the Tegelen ceramics collection. Bongaerts made only two such jugs.
The work “Casting Life” by Marja Kennis was added to the museum’s collection because she knows how to convince the world of ‘modern art lovers with her ceramic work. Partly thanks to her, ceramics is advancing in the museums of modern art. Her inventive working method is unique. She has already received a grant twice to work at the EKWC (ECWC, European Ceramics Work Centre). This object was made there during the first period. So was this glaze, which she can never make again herself. In a beautiful way, it represents the colour and texture of soft leaves from nature. It is a great monumental piece that was already on show before at The Hague Gemeentemuseum and the Princessehof in Leeuwarden.