1970s Dutch Ceramics Artwork by Henk Tieman for Porceleyne Fles, Netherlands
A very rare, large ceramics artwork made by Dutch artist Henk Tieman, head of the experimental department of Porceleyne Fles in Delft, for AK Dutch Delftware in Netherlands, circa 1970. This unique piece is very big and one of the unice elemants of the experimental investigations in forms, materials and techniques that Tieman and Porceleyne Fles excelled at. It is signed and dated on the ceramic. The playful use of shapes and the excellent craftsmanship make this piece an incredible eye-catcher that would really stand out in any interior. It’s a piece of Dutch art history! The piece remains in excellent vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving an outstanding patina. Hendricus Johannes Tieman (The Hague, 15 augustus 1921 – Rotterdam, 18 january 2001) was a Dutch sculptor, ceramic artist, drawer, glass painter, monumental artist and mosaicist. He was educated at the Royal Academy of visual arts in The Hague, Netherlands. He was a student of Oswald Wenckebach (sculpting) and Frits Eschauzier (decorative arts) at the Technical University in Delft and was a member of the “Arti et Industriae” in The Hague. From 1938 to 1982 he worked as the monumental artist at the ceramics department at the royal porcelin manufacturer “De Porceleyne Fles”. He designed and produced ceramics for countless buildings in the Netherlands. He made an eight meters tall and three meters wide ceramics artwork for the elevator shaft of the housing association in The Hague. He made the colourful “met de vliegende boeken” (with the flying books) artwork for the public library in Delft, that was later placed at the Technical University in Delft. These are only a few of his many artworks that are now found everywhere in the country.
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60H x 16W x 340D
23,62H x 6,30W x 133,86D
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