Delft
Bloom

In collaboration with the Dutch pottery painter Coby van Buuren, Gallery Nørdeinde presents the handthrown and handpainted Delftblue series.

How it’s done

Craftswomen combining art

Contrary to most common modernday delftware, the DelftBloom series are handthrown on the potter’s wheel. No image-transfers are used, the master ‘plateelschilder’ paints the details freehand and by heart. This old combination of two craftmanships results in exceptionally original artpieces.

Coby van Buuren

About the pottery painter

Coby has been engaged with visual design in various fields of art for as long as she can remember. Having mastered her skills at the famous Royal Delft, she is well versed in art of pottery painting. During her career as ‘Plateelschilder’ she developed her own unique style, inspired by Japanese art and culture.

“I look for balance between opposites and extremes: between reality and illusion, beauty and transience, simplicity and complexity. To visualize this in familiar way, to me means finding balance”

Coby van Buuren has had her own studio in Zwolle for almost 10 years, where she holds exhibitions, gives workshops, organises meetings with artists and works as an independent pottery painter.

Coby van Buuren

About the pottery painter

Coby has been engaged with visual design in various fields of art for as long as she can remember. Having mastered her skills at the famous Royal Delft, she is well versed in art of pottery painting. During her career as ‘Plateelschilder’ she developed her own unique style, inspired by Japanese art and culture.

“I look for balance between opposites and extremes: between reality and illusion, beauty and transience, simplicity and complexity. To visualize this in familiar way, to me means finding balance”

Coby van Buuren has had her own studio in Zwolle for almost 10 years, where she holds exhibitions, gives workshops, organises meetings with artists and works as an independent pottery painter.

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