photogaphy Liselore Chevalier styling Valerie van der Werff

Photography Liselore Chevalier Styling Vallerie van der werff

Photo, MY ARTISTIC INTERIORS Suzanne Loggere

H a n d m a d e    t a b l e w a r e   -    M a s t e r p i e c e s

ARTIST

Anouk Kramer is best known for her rustic pottery with its subtle golden lining but also for her richly decorated tulip vases, unmistakably of Dutch provenance. ‘I find it so funny that all I need to make people happy is a lump of clay and my old shed!’ Since 1995, she is making potterie, Anouk’s work is sold in a selected group of stores in the Netherlands, including Menno Kroon in Amsterdam.

Spijkerboor, Noord-Holland. Here, in an old farmhouse at the end of the world, ceramist Anouk Kramer lives with her family: her husband, three daughters and all her animals...
There’s no such thing as climate control in here — dry weather makes a different plate than humid weather. ‘I made designs for a new shed yesterday. Something a little more spacious would be great.’ She sweeps a table clean, throws a log on the fire and asks her eldest daughter to make us some tea. Her hands and apron are covered in clay and she looks straight at me with her clear eyes. She has a sort of purity common to Scandinavian women.

’Where does she find her inspiration? ‘The outdoors just as much as the city. The idea that I can go to town to visit a museum and then return to these fields. I’m not someone who needs to be constantly fed by the city’s impulses.’ Being out here means taking care of the animals, boating on the ditches that run between the meadows and hunting with her family. ‘I find inspiration in hunting. I like how complete the story is: you clean and eat the animal you shoot. It’s as simple as it gets.’ Over the last year the most one sees of Anouk’s work is in magazines. Especially the rustic tea cups, bowls and plates with a golden rim. All black clay, white glaze and perfect in their imperfection. No plate is like the other. ‘I like to give beauty to everyday objects.
My clients are also a source of inspiration when they come to me with their ideas. There’s a lot of love in my work. In every cup and plate. I hope people feel that, that they feel me’. Being in the moment, seeing beauty in the details plus a healthy dose of perspective and humour: it all seems so easy for her. ‘ a woman who wanted me to make her a collection of big tea mugs — something I don’t really like because I prefer things to be elegant. But I worked on it and found that if I made the handles really small, you still had to hold this big cup in a dainty way. Sometimes people come to me and say, “I can’t get my fingers through the handle.” Well, that’s exactly the point.’

Anouk’s work is sold in a selected group of stores in the Netherlands, including Menno Kroon in Amsterdam. But she also has more commercial line, Anouk for &K in the shops of &Klevering based on the idea that her work should be accessible for everyone.

Words by Stephanie Pander

Photography Stella Gommans

Tableware

The rustic tableware is turned from black clay by hand, then glazed white and is perfect in its imperfection. All pieces are unique. “I like to add beauty to every single object”. There is no such thing as climate control in her workshop. Dry weather produce a different plate than humid weather.

There are 3 lines in the tableware : EDGE White with four different edges – GOLD White with a gold rim – COLOR different colors in EDGE or GOLD :  Royal blue – apple green – dark brown – pink – blue gray – black gray – purple – light yellow. Dinnerware sets are available in one or a combination of above mentioned colors.

Tableware

There are 3 lines in the tableware : EDGE White with four different edges – GOLD White with a golden edge  – EDGE,  different colours in EDGE or GOLD :  queens blue – apple green – dark brown – pink – blue gray – black gray – purple – light yellow. Mix the colours, or a complete apple green dinnerware set.

Vases  Masterpieces  Collectible

VASES handmade basic vases for daily use.

MASTERPIECES for instance the richly decorated tulip vase with ornaments, unmistakably of Dutch provenance. Or the golden wild boar sauce tureen. BESPOKE, create your personal dinnerware, by adding your own monogram. A birthday plate with the name of the newly born.

COLLECTIBLE yearly new items for Valentine’s day, Easter, and Christmas.

Vases  Masterpieces  Collectible

VASES The basic  handmade vases for daily use. MASTERPIECES Wether the richly decorated tulip vase with ornaments, unmistakably of Dutch provenance. The golden wild boar tureen for the sauce. And the BESPOKE collection, you can make your personal dinnerware, with your own monogram. A birthday plate with the name of the new born baby. COLLECTIBLE Every year new items for Valentine, Easter, and Christmas.

Anouk for &K

Anouk for & K is a commercial line produced broadly and in large volumes, in collaboration with & Klevering, a wholesale store. Anouk is the designer of this line. Based on the idea that her art work should be accessible for everyone. Pieces are available at & Klevering,  or at well known department stores, and museum shops world wide. Such as the Bijenkorf, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Anouk for &K

Where

MENNO KROON
Cornelis Schuytstraat 11
1071 JC Amsterdam
PIET BOON
Skoon 78
Oostzaan
STADSPAVILJOEN NOORD
Plein 63
Bergen NH
ARCHIVE STORES
1ste looiersdwarsstraat 11
Amsterdam
LOGGERE WILLPOWER
Landhuis GOOILUST
Zuidereinde 49
’s Graveland
ANOUK KRAMER
Open by appointment
akramer@anoukkramer.com
0622443989
& KLEVERING
Jacob Obrechtstraat 19 a
Amsterdam
tableware MASTERPIECES - HANDMADE TABLEWARE - COLLECTIBLE AnOUK FOR &k View events

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LOVE STORIES ARCHIVE
Oudezijds achterburgwal 145
Amsterdam

Where

Events Menno Kroon – Cothen
Salon de Residence - with Menno Kroon - Laren
Conservatorium Hotel – Amsterdam
Loggere Wilpower -’s Graveland
Menno Kroon – Cothen
X Bank - Amsterdam
Conservatorium Hotel – Amsterdam
Loggere Wilpower - ‘s Gravenland
2016 2015 2014 LXRY FAIR - RAI Amsterdam
Stadspaviljoen Noord & Het Hof - Bergen
Loggere Wilpower - Orangerie Hilverbeek - ’s Gravenland

Photography Hotze Eisma Styling Reini Smit

2017 Conservatorium Hotel - Amsterdam
Salon Residence - HIP studio - Laren
Love Stories Archive - Amsterdam
Menno Kroon - Amsterdam
2013 2012 Hutspot Amsterdam - Amsterdam
Woonbeurs - VT Wonen huis – RAI Amsterdam
Elle Inside Design - Amsterdam
Show up beurs - Amsterdam Noord
Frans Hals museum – Tulpenweelde - Haarlem
Piet Jan van den kommer – Stompetoren

Where

Publications Easy Living
Milk
Kek
Living
Cyell
Seasons
Buitenleven
VT wonen
Elegance
Oosterschelde kreeft
De snelle vegetarier
Landleven
Mallyssia tatler homes
Shot of joy
Residence
Vogue living
My artistic interiors
RTV Noord Holland

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News

ARCHIVE STORE
Birth plates, Anouk Kramer
Frederiksplein 16-18
Amsterdam

photogaphy Liselore Chevalier styling Valerie van der Werff

photogaphy Liselore Chevalier styling Valerie van der Werff

Contact

Anouk Kramer

akramer@anoukkramer.com

+ 31 6 22 44 39 89

      

Contact

Anouk Kramer

akramer@anoukkramer.com

+ 31 6 22 44 39 89