Maria ten Kortenaar.
+31 6 51994825
Maria ten Kortenaar lives and works in Zaandam, close to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
She was trained as a silver- and goldsmith at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and earned her degree as master in 1985 from goldsmith and sculptor Jaap de Vries. Since 1995 she started working with clay because it gives her more possibilities to work with colour. Since 2005 she only works with porcelain. The colours in her porcelain objects are through and through, made with a special inlay technique : Nerikomi. Her work is all manually built, this makes every example a unique piece of art.
Since 1997 she exhibits in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Great Brittain, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, South-Korea, China and the USA.
Maria ten Kortenaar is a member of the AIC-IAC
For me, porcelain is a medium that allows me to express what I perceive, feel and
experience in everyday life. Through porcelain, I'm able to translate the impressions that stick to me, into my artworks. Happiness, sunsets, rainy days, landscapes that I observe in real life, all find their way to my artworks. The titles are links to my personal memories.
You're on the outside,
What do you see?
Reflections and emotions
That's probably me!
Shortlist Blanc de Chine competition 2022
Finalist Taiwan International
Ceramics Biennale 2020
11th Int. Ceramics Festival
Mino, Japan 2017
Finalist. America's Clayfest, Roseville, California, USA, 2015
Finalist, International Porcelain Biennual Shanghai, Shanghai, China. 2014
10th Int. Ceramics Festival,
Mino, Japan. 2014
5th World Ceramic Biennale,
4th International Ceramic Biennale Taiwan 2008
Czech Republic: teaching at the international student symposium Dubi, July 15-17
Germany: Teaching at Ton Raum, Hohr-Grenzhaus September 23-24-25 (already full!)
Turkey: Symposium Kusadasi
Beijing: Blanc de Chine competition
In Stock 2022:
The Netherlands: Cilo, Zutphen
Great Britain: Kellie Miller Art, Brighton
France: Le Don du Fel, Fel.
China: Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Gallery, Sanbao
Exhibitions in the past:
The Netherlands: Rotterdam, Galerie Theemaas, Februari15-March 27, solo
China: Jingdezhen, Sanbao Ceramic Gallery, Sanbao
HongKong: Touch Ceramics, March/ April
Taiwan: New Taipei, Yingge Ceramics Museum, International Ceramics Biennale.
Germany: Frechen, Keramion: Zarte Flügel dicke Brummer, March 31- August 11
Great Brittain: Brighton, Kellie Miller Arts: Objects of desire, April May
The Netherlands: Roermond, Marcel Van Hoef, May 25-June 30
Romanie: Cluj, Cluj Ceramics Biennale 2019, October
France: Le Fel, Galerie Le Don du Fel: Le décor comme élément structurele, October 13 November 30
Belgium, Antwerp, ADGallery, March 24-June 24
Great Brittain: Brighton, Kellie Miller Gallery: April 27-May 28
The Netherlands: Roermond, Marcel van Hoef, June 2-July 1
Germany: Porzellan Biennale, Albrechtsburg, Meissen, August 12-November 4
Germany: Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, September 9-November 4
Italy: Homofaber Event, Michelangelo Foundation, Venice, September 12-30
France, Galerie Terra Viva, St. Quentin la Poterie, September 9-November 11
Taiwan, Yingge, Yingge International Ceramics Museum, AIC-IAC members exhibition, September 28- October 28.
Museum Ceramic Art Institute Sanbao Jingdezhen, China
Mondern Pot Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Museum of modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
Museum de Tiendschuur, Tegelen, Netherlands
Museum of the World Ceramic Centre Icheon, Korea
France: Limoges, Fondation d 'Entreprise Bernardaud. Exhibition C'est le bouquet"
Japan: Ceramics Festival Mino,
Latvia: Memorybox competition, Mark Rotko Art Center, Daugavpils.
France, Sèvres, Art Cerame 2, May 12- May 31
France: Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, July - November 2016
Musée Magnelli, Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Céramique
Place de la Libération06220 Vallauris
Netherlands: Ceramique Botanique, Museum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, May 27-September 25
Latvia: International Ceramic Biennale Latvia, Martinsons Award Competition, Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia, July 15, September 24
Masterclass: Stage Masterclass, Vallauris Institute of Art, Vallauris, July 4-8
Netherlands, Deventer, Loes en Reinier International Ceramics, Korte Assenstraat 15. Januari 25- Maart 21
Netherlands, Tegelen, Museum Tiendschuur, Januari 16- April 19
USA, America's Clayfest, Roseville California. April 16- June 2
Romania, Cluj, International Ceramic Biennale, October 8-30
China: Ning Space, Solo Exhibition: Rites of Spring,
798 Art District Shop B07-9, Beijing, March 29 - May 5 2014
China, Jingdezhen, Sanbao International Ceramics Gallery, May- December
Japan, Mino, 10th International Ceramics Festival, September 12- October 19
China, Shanghai, 4the International Porcelain Biennual Shanghai, Modern Pot Art Museum, Shanghai, November 2014.
USA: Perimeter Gallery, 210 W Superior St Chicago, january- December
Netherlands: Beelden in Gees, Schaapveensweg 16, Gees, May-September
Belgium ADGallery, Grote Koraalberg 17, 2000 Antwerpen, October 26-january 5 (2014)
Belgium: Antwerpen, Galerie Ludwig Trossaert, Museumstraat 29, February 17- March 13
Netherlands: Deventer, Loes en Reinier International, Korte Assenstraat 15, March 4- March 31
Netherlands: Amsterdam, Kunst is Kunst, Nieuwe Vaart 200, June 16,17 and July 1
Netherlands: Interart Beeldentuin,Gouverneursweg 6c, Heeswijk, May 12- 0ktober 12
China: Hongkong, JCCAC, opening September 7
South Korea:Icheon, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Awarded works of the International Competition, GICBiennale 2001-2011, until December 23
6th World Ceramic Biennale, South Korea, special exhibition "Inlaid Ceramics" , Gwanju Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum
Galerie Ludwig Trossaert, Antwerpen, Belgium
Gallery Dubhe Carreño, Chicago USA
Galerie Hilde Holstein, Bremen, Germany
Winners Gallery, Modern Masters, München, Germany
Galerie Montana, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Beelden in Gees, Gees, Netherlands
Galerie Ludwig Trossaert, Antwerpen, Belgium
5th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea (Special Prize)
Open Art Fair, Galerie Lijn 3, Utrecht, Netherlands
Galerie beelden in Gees, Gees, Netherlands
Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.
Galerie St. Joseph, Grafic Ceramics, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Biennale d'Andenne, Belgium ( 2008 2004,2002, 2000)
Kyouei Gama Gallery, Tokoname, Japan
. Klei keramiek magazine July/August 2020
. New Ceramics #4 2020
. De Kleine K, April 2019
New Ceramics, # 5, 2016
De kleine K, #2, February, 2015
Magazine Keramiek, #2, Piet Augustijn, April 2014
Revista Ceramica International # 129, June 2013
Catalog 6th World Ceramic Biennale, Special exhibition inlaid ceramics, South-Korea, September 2011
Neue Keramik/New Ceramics. (Maria ten Kortenaar. By Sara van Gorp) 2009
Ceramics Art and Perception #77 (The Porcelain of Maria ten Kortenaar. By Gabi Dewald) 2009
Catalog: 5th World Ceramic Biennale, South-Korea 2009
Magazine Keramiek, February 2009
Keramik Magazine Europe, December 2008
Catalog: Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2008
Contemporary Dutch Ceramics, Piet Augustein, 2008
Youtube: Maria ten Kortenaar showing how to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp-Z3eMK3fc