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Anton Reijnders (Netherlands)

Reijnders is acclaimed internationally for his ceramics exhibitions and commission work and his work is represented in many collections throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. He uses simple forms such as spheres and cones to create poetic still life arrangements, frequently combining clay with other materials such as wood, cloth and newspaper. The arrangements of these objects are constructed to contest and undermine perceptions of the fragility of fired clay.

 

From 1987 - 2003, Reijnders headed the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. In this role, he collaborated with many international artists, designers and architects, challenging the possibilities of the ceramic process and facilitating the realisation of their experimental projects.

 

He also assisted in developing new clay materials and technical processes which have been incorporated into important contemporary architectural projects.

 

Reijnders currently teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and is the author of 'The Ceramic Process', an encyclopaedic work commissioned by the EKWC and an important text in the field of ceramics.

 

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