WILLY VAN BUSSEL was born in Helmond in 1951. As a ceramist, he is an autodidact who began working with clay in 1979. Willy makes porcelain bowls and cylinders that he turns as thin as possible. He prefers geometric compositions in the decorations: a limited color palette and sleek shapes. These sleek decorations are sprayed with colored porcelain sludge, especially black, red, blue, yellow and red. Willy regularly gives workshops at home and abroad, worked as an artist in residence in Bali for two months, has won many prizes and has recently been appointed member of The International Academy of Ceramics. As part of its 40th anniversary, Willy will be exhibiting 40 small porcelain bowls in Galerie de Campo from 1 January. Website www.vanbussel-keramiek.nl
YUK KAN YEUNG (1956) was born in Hong Kong and graduated in visual arts and Chinese literature from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1981. In 1987 she completed a postgraduate course in ceramics at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London . Since 1987, Yuk Kan has been living and working in the Netherlands. Her work is about moments in time, the present and memories from the past. Yuk Kan uses colors, lines and porcelain to compile poetry. Literature, poetry, architecture and nature are her sources of inspiration. Yuk Kan Yeung has a long record of exhibiting in museums and galleries in both the Netherlands and abroad. She has received dozens of nominations and awards and various publications have been published about her work. Website www.yeungyukkan.com
NIRDOSH PETRA VAN HEESBEEN (1949) was born in Waalwijk and graduated in 1974 from the Royal Academy of Art and Design in Den Bosch. Nirdosh has done a lot of research on traditional heating methods during trips abroad. Nirdosh is a gifted turner. Her work has changed over the past 40 years, with fire becoming an increasingly important aspect of her work. The perfectly turned porcelain objects get their special appearance in the wood oven. Nirdosh works a large part of the year in La Borne (FR). She fires there with wood, among other things in anagama ovens. It also fires with salt, but that is mainly done in the Netherlands, in a gas-fired blanket oven. Werk van Nirdosh is in the collections of the Ceramic Museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden, Groninger Museum in Groningen and Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
LIESBETH KAMP (1962) was born in Termunterzijl (Gr.). From 1986 to 1989 she attended the academy for visual arts, Minerva, specializing in ceramic design in Groningen. Here she has lessons from Hilbert Boxem, Geert Lap and Pauline Wiertz. Liesbeth makes utensils. On the one hand utensils that are functional, on the other hand utensils that are more viewing objects. The design and expression is important instead of functionality. Form and color are central to her work. The starting point is often a number of keywords such as powerful, frivolously exuberant. Liesbeth often chooses to color with sintering gobes that reinforce the shapes. Liesbeth exhibits in galleries at home and abroad. In 2019, the ceramist was invited to work with other artists for five weeks in China to create work inspired by the 5000-year-old Chinese Majiayao culture. Website www.liesbethkamp.nl
MONIKA DEBUS (1961 D.) Monika Debus came into contact with ceramics through a detour, studying geography in Bonn. She has been working in her own studio in Hörh-Grenzhausen since 1993 and since 1994 as a member of the Grenzhausen Ceramics Group, she has been sharing an old factory as a workshop and exhibition space with fellow ceramists. Monika makes salt-fired vases with elegant black paintings and freestanding sculptures with a lot of variation in the decoration. She builds these monumental sculptures with slabs of stoneware clay. Forms are created while working, with imperfection as the starting point. She paints the dried forms with colorful engobes. In salt fire, the surface receives effects that change the colors from clear to dark. She paints the dried forms with colorful engobes. In salt fire, the surface receives effects that change the colors from clear to dark. The ceramist received many awards and her work is exhibited in Germany and abroad and the presence of her work in international collections and museums testifies to her autonomous position in contemporary ceramics. Website www.monika-debus.de