Wildflowers
Series

Gallery Nørdeinde presents high quality ceramics,
handcarved by the illustrator Marieke ten Berge

Wildflowers
Series

Gallery Nørdeinde presents high quality ceramics, handcarved by the illustrator Marieke ten Berge

Wildflowers
Series

Gallery Nørdeinde presents high quality ceramics,
handcarved by the illustrator Marieke ten Berge

A unique collaboration of two artists

The Wildflowers represent the Dutch vegetation on the meadows and trails, spanning between the two artists: Madeleine vink and Marieke ten Berge. Walking and cycling past them daily, the two decided to capture them in their combined art. Madeleine creates the plates by hand on the potter’s wheel, and Marieke carves out each illustration by heart. The products are baked at 1240°C, which makes them dishwasher proof and heat resistant.

A unique collaboration of two artists

The Wildflowers represent the Dutch vegetation on the meadows and trails, spanning between the two artists: Madeleine vink and Marieke ten Berge. Walking and cycling past them daily, the two decided to capture them in their combined art. Madeleine creates the plates by hand on the potter’s wheel, and Marieke carves out each illustration by heart. The products are baked at 1240°C, which makes them dishwasher proof and heat resistant.

About the artist

Marieke ten Berge

Marieke has been working as an illustrator and designer for many years. Her illustrations are mostly traditional handicrafts, drawn by heart. What she loves most to make is ‘the everyday’ portrayed in all beauty. The bird in the garden, the bottle that glistens in the sun.

“To marvel at all the beauty that may have gone by unnoticed. Showing that inspires me”.

Marieke started her career as designer for international companies, after making her switch to illustration art, she has become a well-known Dutch illustrator. Working amongst others for Lemniscaat and other large Dutch publishers.

The process

The development and creation of these works of art is an exact and meticulous process that requires more preparation than a painted piece of art.

Our master potter prepares the plates on the turntable, after which they dry overnight. When they are leather-dry, they are ‘trimmed’ to remove imperfections and the potter applies a self- developed white coating.

The illustrations should be carved out shortly after to prevent the plates from becoming too dried out and hardened. Marieke carves out these illustrations by heart. After the illustrations have been carved out, the products will undergo a two-week process of drying and firing, up to a maximum of 1240 °C.