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  Noortje Meijerink, Haarlem, 1950.

Noortje My ceramic life started in 1980 with the enrollment of a ceramic class at the Free Academy in Oss (The Netherlands) and thanks to the inspiring lessons of Koos Boermans, it turned out to become more than just a hobby.

Style: sgraffito technique on thrown and handformed porcelain
Materials: Porcelain en Metal Clay (silver/bronze/copper)

Ceramics triangles I prefer the craftsmanship of the throwing wheel and the precision of the sgraffito technique.

Ceramics PMC Swan whiteThrown porcelain pots are covered with a black slip in which geometrical shapes or birds are scratched. After graduating in silver clay in the United States in 2003, some of the birds on my pots receive a silver wing.
The combining of these two forms of "clay" is a technical challenge that's more than worth the
effort. The result is a graceful combination of matte black, bright white porcelain and lustrously shining silver.
Currently my birds are becoming more and more figurative. The hand-formed porcelain bodies
and heads are getting tails, necks and legs made of bronze clay or copper clay.
The rich yellow hue of the bronze or the warm red of copper lends themselves perfectly to
complete my proud porcelain birds.

My work can be seen at ceramic fairs and during exhibitions in galleries.

Exposities
The Netherlands
Museum de Tienschuur, Tegelen
Kunst-Zicht, Heeswijk Dinther
Galerie Kempro, Sterksel
Kunstschouw Zeeland, Galerie Haamstede
Het Oude Kerkje, Middelbeers
Galerie Fort aan de Drecht, Uithoorn
Galerie Lemferdinge Paterswolde, Culturele raad Eelde
Zeven Zomers, Nijmegen
Stichting Kunstraad Dronten, 2012 jubileumexpositie
Esmare, Capelle a/d IJssel
De Galeriet, Delden
Expositie Stichting Het Kunstgebeuren, Ede
De Groninger Kroon, Finsterwolde
Galluskerk, Angelo
De Kunstwinkel, Schimmert
Kerkje de Rietstap, Dinxperloo
Galerie Santee, Nietap
Kunstexpositie Rode Kruis
Galerie Yo Rash, Valkenburg
Artihove Art Centre, Bergschenhoek
Ziekenhuis Bernhoven, Oss
NV Organon, Oss
Stichting Kunstveiling, Maasland
Belgium
Global Art, Tongeren
Germany
Kunstfabrik Schloss Burgau, Dueren
Gallery of Art F.B., Bad Bentheim
France
Pôle Bijou, Baccarat
USA
'Show & Sell', all PMC Conferences USA
Crafthaus, New Directions: Powder Metallurgy (Metal Clay) in a Sheet Metal World (on line)
Revolution/Evolution: Contemporary Work in PMC, Stewart Centre
Gallery, Lafayette IN

Ceramic fairs
The Netherlands
Internationale Keramiekmarkt Keramisto, Milsbeek
Internationale Keramiekmarkt, Swalmen
Keramiekmarkt Noord Nederland, Dwingeloo
Keramiek in 't Park, Zoetermeer
Kunstmarkt, Roden
Clay2Day Internationale Keramiekmarkt
Castle Clay, Doornenburg
Haagse Kunst en Antiekdagen, Den Haag
Rakuvaria Live, Sevenum
Kunstmarkt Fraelemaborg, Slochteren
Pottenbakkersmarkt 'Kunst uit Klei', Ravenstein
Nationale Zilverdag, Schoonhoven
Artibosch, 's Hertogenbosch
Belgium
Biennale de la Céramique, Andenne
Keramiekmarkt, Maaseik
Internationale Keramiekmarkt, Wachtebeke
Germany
Keramikmarkt der Internationale Keramiktage. Oldenburg
Europäischer Keramikmarkt Höhr. Grenzhausen
Internationale Pöttbackersmarkt. Krefeld
Frechener Topfermarkt, Frechen
Euregio Keramiekmarkt, Raeren
Töpfermarkt im Städtischen Museum Schloss Rheydt, Mönchengladbach
Ostfriessischer Töpfermarkt, Leer
Italy
Argillà d'Italia, Internationale keramiekmarkt, Faenza

Awards
2015 Euregio Keramiekprijs, third pize
2012 Metal Clay Artist Magazine, 2nd in the Design Contest with "Speedy"
2012 Metal Clay Today "Ornamental my dear" contest: 1st juryprize + 1st public vote
2010 Keramiekmarkt Noord Nederland, Pottery throwing 2nd prize
2006 Ceramic prize "Keramiekprijs Noord Nederland"

Publications
2014 Meer kunst van het decoreren, Mels Boom; sharing my decorating techniques
2014 KLEI keramisch magazine, May, "Decoratietechnieken – Noortje Meijerink"
2012 Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Hattie Sanderson, images of my work
2012 Art Jewelry Magazine, Special "Metal Clay Jewelry", pagina "Beyond Jewelry, birdwatch"
2012 Daily Art Muse: Noortje Meijerink's ceramic and metal clay (by Susan Lomuto)
2011 Stichting Pallieter, Pallieterreeks deel 2, images and descriptions of my work
2011 Annual #5 PMC Guild, images of my work
2009 KLEI keramisch magazine, article about my "Speedy" in Bronze clay
2009 Annual #3 PMC Guild, images of my work
2008 Zilverklei, technieken - combinaties met keramiek (own publication)
2007 PMC Technic, Tim McCreight: Hoofdstuk 'PMC on Ceramic' (by Noortje Meijerink)
2006 PMC Decade, Tim McCreight - images of my work
2005 Newspaer "Brabants Dagblad, 28 april", article about my ceramics work

Presentations
2015 MOJO Conference Chester USA, "Play with clay" demo en presentatie
2013 Masterclass 'Porcelain and Metal clay' the Eclectic Studio & Sydney Jewelry School,
Australia
2008 PMC Conference, Purdue University Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Technique expo: PMC on Ceramic.
2006 Local Chapter PMC Guild San Diego "Potters view on metal clay"
2004 PMC Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 'Clay meets Clay: a Dutch ceramist vision on PMC'

Affiliations
2013-present board member "Stichting Klei & Hobby"
2007-2009 Advisor for the Masters Registry Program
2003-present workshops Metal clay (silver, bronze, copper), in The Nederland and in Belgium
2003-2012 Classes in Live model, de Eijnderic, Bernheze
1990-present Classes in Ceramics, de Eijnderic, Bernheze
1990-present Classes in RAKU, de Eijnderic, Bernheze