This exhibition runs 9 July to 19 August 2017 A year ago we informed you on the ceramics collection of the couple Hans and Inge Fuchs. We wrote the following: Hans and Inge Fuchs started collecting ceramics in 1988. They were acting quite fanatic, collecting became a demanding passion, they visited galleries and pottery markets all over the country. Thus they also found their way to Loes & Reinier International Ceramics Gallery soon, as is witnessed by some early works dating from 1989. The Fuchs collection became very diverse: not only ceramics but also paper art, constructivist Perspex objects, and ethnic silver jewellery. Associating preferences of man and wife the collection grew in some 28 years to the amount of about 1300 lots of ceramics. Looking forward they both concluded that in future their collection will inevitable fall apart. They thought it being better to take action by themselves and decided to start de-collecting. Part by part they bring ceramics from their collection into the attention of the amateur. Earlier and in a different context L&R International Ceramics showed a number of boxes in a ceramic box exhibition in 2012 and a series of works by the Belgian artist Tjok Dessauvage in 2015 and thus about one hundred works in 2016 created by 40 potter artists.
For this summer exhibition is chosen for the presentation of merely Dutch and Anglo-Saxon ceramics. Brought together are again about a hundred works by 35 potters this time, some of these works returning for a while to the gallery, other works were never showed in Deventer. This time too there is an accent on porcelain.
Some well known names that figure in this exhibition are Jan van der Vaart, with multiples realized at Rosenthal Studio and Royal Tichelaar in Makkum; Pauline Wiertz with work from the nineties; Claire Verkoyen, Dirk Romijn, Wouter Dam, Johan van Loon, Yvonne Kleinveld and Wietske van Leeuwen. From Great Britain they collected the optical tricking work by Ben Arnup and the elegant flat teapot objects by Gordon Cooke, we find back the fantasy full teapots of Peter Meanly executed in salt glaze and work by Morgen Hall who exhibited in our gallery in 1998. From Australia there will be work by Kevin White and Marianne Cole. From the USA from Leslie Thompson and Larry Bush. Belgium is represented by Anima Roos, Kaat Pauwels and Inge Verhulst and fromNorway you can admire some work by Elina Brandt Hansen. Last but not least a trio goblets by the Spanish Maria Bofill may not be unnoticed.
At the photos here above: Wietske van Leeuwen, Kalebasturitellapot 1997, Jan van der Vaart, “flubber” 2001, Dirk Romijn, “Mercurius” 2003, Johan van Loon, oval winged vase 1996.
At the photos here below: Peter Meanly, Tea pot 1998, Anima Roos, 2 chalices 2002, Ben Arnup, Venetian Floor Motiv 2003, Maria Bofill, 3 goblets 1994.