Annemiek Hamelink

Annemiek Hamelink creates happy whimsical porcelain, from functional pieces to sculptural, jewelry and lighting. She draws her inspiration from animals, nature, folklore and fantasy. Her fascination for the transformative nature of heat and fire comes from the days when she watched the pruned branches being burnt in her father’s orchard. She lived in Ireland where she got to know handmade ceramics, but it wasn’t until she returned to mainland Europe in 2000 that she started learning hand building ceramics herself. When she discovered porcelain during one of those courses she had found her favorite medium and started to develop her typical delicate style. Since 2009 she is selling her work online and via various art and ceramic events in the Netherlands and abroad. She keeps on developing and perfecting the tiny creatures that live in her happy whimsical world. Her work is to be treasured and as such a statement against the throwaway culture. She loves it that her works sets the child in grown-ups free. Exposure: • Ceramic fairs in the Netherlands and Belgium • International Cup 2018 en 2020 at The Clay Studio of Missoula USA • International art event “Exhibit02” - Kampenhout, Belgium • International Art Fair “The Wire” - Maasmechelen Belgium • Bizarre Pop Up shop - Lisbon Portugal • Summer exhibition at gallery Iris Anders Mooi 2018 + 2019 - Woudsend Netherlands • The Intimate Cup 2018, 2019 and 2020 – Charlie Cummings Gallery - Florida USA • Volle Kanne 2019 -Jugs & Cans exhibition- Handwerkskammer - Hannover Germany • Exquisite Forms 2020 - Charlie Cummings Gallery - Florida USA • Our lives in clay - Charlie Cummings Gallery - Florida US


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