Later Ceramics

Jan de Rooden

 

"Rectangular vase" 2006, H. 28 cm. B. 13 cm. (Private coll.)

 

This simple form with its ascending lines I still find
the most noble form that I could create in clay.
The walls can express serenity or drama.
To conclude my working in clay
I once again went back to this form.

 
 

"Rectangular vase, 2006, H. 34 cm. Br. 12.5 cm.
(€ 900.-)

 
 

"Rectangular vase" 2006, H. 31.5 cm. W. 14 cm. ( Private coll.)

 
 

"Rectangular vase" 2006, H. 41.5 cm. W. 15.2 cm.
(€ 1250.-)

 
 

"Rectangular vase" 2006, H. 25 cm. Br. 12.2 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

"Rectangular pot" 2006, H. 29 cm. W. 20 cm.
(€ 1250.-)

 
 

"Rectangular pot" 2006, H. 40.5 cm. W. 28.7 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

"Courtship Dance IX" 2006, H. 43.5 cm. D. 12.2 cm.
(€ 2200.-)

 
 

"Courtship Dance VI" 2006, H. 31.2 cm. W. 36 cm.
(€ 1900.-)

 
 

"Courtship Dance III" 2005, H. 32.6 cm. W. 34.5 cm. (Coll. Grassimuseum, Leipzig, G.)

 
 

"Courtship Dance II" 2005, H.33 cm. W. 27.3 cm.
(€ 1700.-)

 
 

"Courtship Dance I" 2005, H. 31.4 cm. W. 40 cm.
(€ 1975.-)

 
 

  "Studio 24 - 08- 2005"

 
 

"Phoenix II" 2004, H. 35 cm. (Coll. Gemeentemuseum, the Hague)

 
 

"Phoenix IV" 2004, H 29.8 cm.
(€ 1300.-)

 
 

"Phoenix VI" 2004, W. 41 cm.
(€ 1200.-)

 
 

"Phoenix XI" 2004, H. 44 cm.
(€ 1600.-)

 
 

"Pot Composition II" 2004, H. 32.8 cm.
(€ 1400.-)

 
 

"Pot Composition VI" 2004, H. 30.4 (Private coll.)

 
 

"Pot Composition X" 2004, H. 21.4 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

"Rectangular pot" 2004, H. 15 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

"Autumn" 2003, H. 32.7 cm.
(€ 1400.-)

 
     

Pot "Horizon" 2003, W. 41.8 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

Pot "Autumn landscape" 2003, W. 35.7 cm.
(€ 1400.-)

 
 

Pot "Classic I" 2003, H. 49.6 cm.
(€ 1450.-)

 
 

Pot "Classic II" 2003, H. 46.8 cm.
(€ 1450.-)

 
 

Wall-tile "Tulip" 2002, W. 32.8 cm. ( Private coll. )

 
 

"Cosmos A" 2002, W. 40 cm. (Coll. Gemeentemuseum, the Hague)

 

The cosmos intrigues and inspires awe.
Heavenly bodies stand in immensity.
On account of his future man, from his planet,
tries to penetrate an unfathomable past.

With her mysterious forces of attraction and repulsion
the cosmos seems to mirror the characteristics of man's nature.
With conflicting motives man aims his energy at the universe,
moves in the minuscule area around our planet:
hovering between self-interest and unselfish contemplation.

The “Cosmos” series was a theme that, as it were, happened to me.
What it evoked, I followed myself with trepidation and a certain anxiety.

 
 

"Cosmos III" 2002, W. 44 cm.
(€ 2200.-)

 
 

Pot "Cosmos II" 2002, H. 28.5 cm.
(€ 1200.-)

 
 

"Cosmos VI" 2002, Br. 46.3 cm.
(€ 2050.-)

 
 

"Cosmos I" 2002, W. 46.2 cm.
(Coll. Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany)

 
 

"Kosmos" 2002, Br. 46 cm.
(€ 1750.-)

 
 

Pot "Blades" 2002, H. 28.3 cm.
(€ 1200.-)

 
 

 

"Indigo Pot" 2002, H. 35.4 cm.

"Indigo Pot" 2002, H. 38.4

(Private coll.)

   

"Pot Composition" 2002, W. 40 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

Pot "Rain" 2002, W. 37 cm.
(€ 1350.-)

 
 

Pot "Coast" 2002, H.42.4 cm.
(€ 1400.-)

 
 

Wall-tile "Waterfront" 2002, W. 28.5 cm.
(€ 800.-)

 
 

Wall-tile "Chute d'un pot" 2002, B. 32.8 cm.
(Coll. Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Otterlo)

 
 

Wall-tile "Chute d'une tasse" 2002, W. 33.8 cm.
(€ 800.-)

 
 

Pot "Homage to Bissière" 2001, H. 15.7 cm. (Private coll.)

 

I have a special relation with the work of the French painter Bissière
(Jean Edouard Roger 1886-1964) since I saw a retrospective exhibition of his work
in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1958.
Were I a painter, I would have loved to paint like Bissière.

Moreover, at the exhibition I was struck by the light in his work.
It reminded me of the light around Agen, France,
I was so fond of, when I travelled there in 1954.
To my surprise, I discovered that Bissière lived and worked in that region.

 
 

Pot "Spring rain" 2001, H. 33.8 cm.
(€ 1300.-)

 
 

Pot "Morning-mist" 2001, H. 36.5 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

Wall-tile "Fields" 2001, W. 37.5 cm.
(€ 850.-)

 
 

Wall-tile "Settlements II" 2001, H. 36 cm.
(€ 850.-)

 
 

Wall-tile "Reed lands II" 2001, W. 34.5 cm.
(€ 750.-)

 
 

Wall-tile "Reed lands" 2001, W. 27 cm.
(€ 675.-)

 
 

Pot "Reeds" 2000, H. 32 cm.
(€ 1150.-)

 
 

Panel "Dancing Reed" 2000, W. 50 cm.
(€ 1500.-)

 
 

Pot "Landscape" 2000, W. 40 cm.
(€ 1750.-)

 
 

Signature Pot "Landscape"

 
 

"Landscape pot" 2000, H. 50 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

Pot "Reed borders" 1999, W. 41.8 cm.
(€ 1250.-)

 
 

Screen " 't Wad" ( the Shallows) 1999, Br. 46.5 cm.
(€ 1350.-)

 

  I spent my adolescent years in the polder land of the Dutch province South Holland.
There I was initiated to the special sensation of a wide, high sky above a low horizon,
and to the fast-changing light from cloudy heavens.
There my unsophisticated eye met with the graphic character of a space intersected
by willows and poplars in straight lines and by canals along plots of meadows.
There I was moved for the first time by the rhythm of wind over grass, reed, and water.
This flat, handmade, organized landscape may have stimulated me at an early stage
to try geometrical forms built from slabs.
The resulting surfaces are particularly suited for carrying landscape impressions.
The lowlands often figure as my source of inspiration.
In 1998 the polder landscape presented itself as an autonomous theme.
Using line drawings in graffito, painted on relief, and pigments in slip
I tried to render it on varying backgrounds.

 
 

Pot "Blades" 1998, H. 45.3 cm. (Coll. Gemeentemuseum, the Hague)

 
 

Pot "Primeval land" 1998, W. 34 cm.
(€ 1250.-)

 
 

"Carried Pot" 1998, W. 31.4 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

Pot "Stêle" 1998, H. 43.5 cm. (Private coll.)

 
 

  "Bronze coloured pot composition" 1995, W. 37.2 cm.
(€ 950.-)

 
 

"Temple-pot" 1997, H. 35.8 cm.
Title given by the owner.

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