Annemiek Hamelink

Welcome to my world filled with whimsical porcelain 

I’m a ceramic artist based in the Netherlands. When I discovered porcelain, I realized I had found my passion. I work intuitively and have developed a unique style that comes from deep inside. I am mostly self taught, but I did follow classes to learn the basic handbuilding skills.

Happiness is central to my work, and I strive to create whimsical, cute pieces that bring a smile to people’s faces. I draw inspiration from animals, nature, folklore, and fantasy.

My creations are to be treasured and are a statement against throwaway culture. I love that my work sets the child in grown-ups free and lights up their imagination. I continue to develop and perfect my tiny, happy creatures that live in my whimsical world.

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Cup: the intimate object XIX

Cup: the intimate object XIX

Honored to be invited for this years cupshow at Charlie Cummings Gallery; Cup: the intimate object XIX. The 19th edition and the 6th time that a small series of my cups is included in this show. This year I made a small serie of cups, each with a hare sleeping with a...

Gallery open days december 2023

Gallery open days december 2023

Welcome to the open gallery days in december 2023. I share my gallery with the showroom of the webshop in stationary; Het Noteerhuis, which I run together with my husband. We are open 2 weekend 2+3 December and 16+17 December from 11h till 16h.

Shorelines Art Festival – Ireland

Shorelines Art Festival – Ireland

Looking back at my exhibition at the Shorelines Art Festival where I was 1 of 3 invited artists. Location: Workhouse Portumna Ireland Pictures below by Kerry Kissane As a picture says more than words, some more taken by me: I will update this blogpost later, but...

Custom pieces

I love creating custom pieces inspired by people’s stories. Personal items make such treasured gifts. If you are looking to buy a custom made item, contact me and we can chat about what you’re looking for.

Please note, when I make a custom item it may take up to 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the type of item and when I fire the next kiln.

Handbuilt Whimsical Porcelain

Handbuilding is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. The most common handbuilding techniques are pinch pottery, coil building, and slab building.

Whimsical as in playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.

Porcelain is a type of ceramic material made by heating raw ingredients, including kaolinite, in a kiln at very high temperatures (between 1,200 and 1,400 °C or 2,200 and 2,600 °F). The greater strength and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of pottery, arise mainly from vitrification and the formation of the mineral mullite within the body at these high temperatures. It has usually been regarded as the most prestigious type of pottery due to its delicacy, strength, and high degree of whiteness.

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