About us. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever" ( John Keats).
In 1977 we started as artists in the building on the corner of Korte Assenstraat and Vleeshouwerstraat in Deventer. Our graphic studio was set up in the store and part of it was separated as an exhibition space. After we discovered the ceramics, organizing exhibitions of this art form became an important sideline. To this end we visited exhibitions and also ceramic markets across the country. That way we got to know ceramics better. Initially mainly functional ceramics from Dutch potters. The exhibitions soon developed to a higher level: decorative ceramics, art objects.
In 1986 the exhibition “Terres de France”, realized in the Van Bommel van Dam museum in Venlo, became a catalyst for the internationalization of our program. We too organized exhibitions of French ceramics and got to know many French ceramists.
In addition to French ceramics, there came now also exhibitions of German, English and Danish ceramics. We traveled almost all over Europe to inform us. Museums, galleries, markets and events; from this gigantic offer we distilled our favorites and created exhibitions to promote their work.
In 1999 we were honored by the City of Deventer with the Golden Eagle. A feather in our cap and promotion of international ceramics and their makers.
The years 2000 to 2010 were the high point in our existence. High-profile exhibitions in that period: in 2001 “Expanding our Views”- contemporary British ceramics. In 2005 was our anniversary exhibition with 25 masterpieces by 25 favorite ceramists. In 2007 the exhibition Japan-Paris-Deventer with ceramics from Japan. With solo exhibitions by Claude Champy, Philippe Dubuc, Gilbert Portanier, Jean-François Fouilhoux and Pierre Bayle from France, Gustavo Perez from Mexico and others, we have made their names known in the Netherlands.
In the meantime, the personal computer had made its appearance and in 2003 our own internet site went on-line. It was radically renewed in 2014; www.loes-reinier.com.
We retired at the end of 2018 and turned our work into our hobby. We enjoy organizing a few exhibitions in a year with the work of the artists we have known for so long.
Reinier van de Voorde, January 2019.