Gallery Nørdeinde

The new intensive summercourse is online! Reservations are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The intensive summercourse is fully booked. Send us an email if you want us to keep you updated about future courses.

Courses and workshops are currently not available.

One week intensive course

Each summer we offer an intensive pottery course for mixed level students. The 4-day course is a fun week of wheel throwing, trimming, attaching handles and glaze application, taught by the master potter Madeleine Vink, assisted by her daughter Mendel de Kok. 

About the course

In this course, you will learn pottery in one week.

The course is suitable for both beginners, and for advanced learners who want to be taught more difficult techniques. The workshop will be open level where instructions will be personal tailored to the level of each potter. Experienced potters can -for example- be taught how to throw large pots, perfect series, or closed shapes.

The course consists of 4 days of hands-on wheel throwing and  includes clay preparation, trimming, attaching handles and glaze application. Each day starts at 10:00 and ends at 15:00.  Lunch (luxurious) will be catered. Coffee/tea and some treats are always available.

The course will cost €650,- per person. You will get 5 hours of class per day, free lunches, limitless use of materials and 10 finished workpieces made by you!

Available dates:

No availabilities. 

Week 32

Fully booked.

1/6 spots available

8, 9, 10 & 13 August
10:00 AM till 15:00 PM
pickup your work after August 14th

Week 33

Already passed.

6/6 spots available

15, 16, 17 & 20 August
10:00 AM till 15:00 PM
pickup your work after August 21st

what we offer

The content of the course

General info

There will be class on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The week after you can pick up your finished work, or we can send it to your for a postal fee. Each day starts 10:00 with a warm welcome of coffee and tea. Lunch is included, you can fill in diet wishes or allergies in the booking form. The class ends at 14:30 ( with cleaning up till 15:00).

First day - Monday

On the first day you will be taught the basics of pottery. You will prepare your own clay and practice wheelthrowing all day. More advanced students will receive attention and instructions tailored to their wishes.

Second day - Tuesday

In the morning we will be trimming the pots of the first day, in the afternoon you may either practice making a series of mugs, make a 'kyusu' (japanese teapot) or an object of your own choice.

Third day - Wednesday

We will trim the mugs and objects of the second day, and learn how to attach handles.

Thursday = no class

Your works will dry for a day, while you enjoy your much deserved day off.

Friday = no class

Madeleine will put your dried pots and mugs in the kiln to be fired 'biscuit'. Your works will bake in our kiln all day and night.

Fourth day - Saturday

You will learn to apply glazing to your baked pots and mugs. Up to 10 workpieces may be glazed and baked again in our kiln. You may choose from several of our self-developed glazes.

Pick-up - in consultation

The week after, your cups, mugs or pots will be ready to be picked up. If pick-up is not possible, we can send you the works for an extra postal fee.

Reserve a spot

Limited space available, assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Madeleine fo Gallery Nordeinde throwing pots in her atelier.


Master potter // co-founder

Madeleine Vink

Madeleine started her training as a potter at the ‘Nederlandse Keramiekopleiding’, after which she was apprenticed to various potters. She has worked as a potter at Mobach ceramics in Utrecht, and at the renowned Heinen Delft Blue. She has been an instructor at Studio Pansa Amsterdam, and has been teaching monumental pottery making at her own studio.

a short impression

Pottery in Gelderland

Gallery Nørdeinde is a young mother-daughter company based in Gelderland (The Netherlands). The name Gallery Nordeinde is new, but Madeleine Vink previously ran her own pottery at this location under the name Madeleine Vink Ceramics.

In our large pottery studio there are 8 turntables where teach pottery courses and workshops on a daily basis.

During the courses there is always calm music playing, and there is freedom to do what you like and to make what you want.

We give novice potters a lot of attention and instruction, while more experienced potters are given the space to experiment. In the video you can see an impression of work pieces by novice(!) students who have followed a one-week course.


Groote woldweg 116
8079TG Noordeinde (Gelderland)
The Netherlands


€650 per person, including lunch and materials.


+31 (0)6 37 23 77 25