One of my highlights in 2022 was joining creative mastermind @piet_hein_eek during the Dutch Design Week. ⁠
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This is where I met style icon @rossana_orlandi who is now representing my work in her gallery in Milano. ⁠
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Another great reason to visit Italy soon!⁠
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Find out more: www.rossanaorlandi.com/designers/tonies-iris/⁠
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#rossanaorlandi #pietheineek #ceramicart #tableware #interiordesign #style #decor #designer #connections #iristonies ⁠

One of my highlights in 2022 was joining creative mastermind @piet_hein_eek during the Dutch Design Week. ⁠

This is where I met style icon @rossana_orlandi who is now representing my work in her gallery in Milano. ⁠

Another great reason to visit Italy soon!⁠
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Find out more: www.rossanaorlandi.com/designers/tonies-iris/⁠

#rossanaorlandi #pietheineek #ceramicart #tableware #interiordesign #style #decor #designer #connections #iristonies ⁠
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I love this time of year!

I love this time of year! ...

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Getting ready for the Holiday season.  My table jewels will help you scape the perfect table for a festive dinner together with loved ones!  Happy Holidays

Getting ready for the Holiday season.

My table jewels will help you scape the perfect table for a festive dinner together with loved ones!

Happy Holidays
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Finishing a large part of all the orders that were made during the Dutch Design Week!  Sending these beauties to their new homes:)

Finishing a large part of all the orders that were made during the Dutch Design Week!

Sending these beauties to their new homes:)
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Working with your hands: the secret to happiness?  Do you sometimes feel empty and unfulfilled? Are you tired all the time? Do you sit at your desk and wonder what use your job is to anyone? Maybe you should start doing something practical...  ~The Guardian~

Working with your hands: the secret to happiness?

Do you sometimes feel empty and unfulfilled? Are you tired all the time? Do you sit at your desk and wonder what use your job is to anyone? Maybe you should start doing something practical...

~The Guardian~
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An artist has to balance between some opposites; She feels best on her own in her creative bubble, but she also wants to share her art with the world…  It is there, out in the world where she finds new inspirations!  Like breath; moving in and flowing out, we also need to balance these movements and go with the flow!

An artist has to balance between some opposites; She feels best on her own in her creative bubble, but she also wants to share her art with the world…

It is there, out in the world where she finds new inspirations!

Like breath; moving in and flowing out, we also need to balance these movements and go with the flow!
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Autumn in my studio

Autumn in my studio ...

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There is so much to be grateful for every single moment of the day. Even in the most straining and difficult times of life, we can still find things to be thankful for!  I know it is not always easy, but it can be done…
it is a mindset, a desire to be positive and open to perceive the beauty of existence in every single moment.  So for me, (although it could be Thanksgiving any day of the year) I will celebrate Life itself today with a beautiful dinner, some good local wine and with lovely people!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone

There is so much to be grateful for every single moment of the day. Even in the most straining and difficult times of life, we can still find things to be thankful for!

I know it is not always easy, but it can be done…
it is a mindset, a desire to be positive and open to perceive the beauty of existence in every single moment.

So for me, (although it could be Thanksgiving any day of the year) I will celebrate Life itself today with a beautiful dinner, some good local wine and with lovely people!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone
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Everyone and everything in Life emits a unique frequency, like a blueprint sending a specific message into the world!  If you take a moment to observe and be open to this uniqueness you will be able to get richer and fuller experiences in Life.  You could say that everything is art if you would only take the time to really look and see.  That is the wonder and the joy you can see in young children; they are open and curious to perceive everything as art!

Everyone and everything in Life emits a unique frequency, like a blueprint sending a specific message into the world!

If you take a moment to observe and be open to this uniqueness you will be able to get richer and fuller experiences in Life.

You could say that everything is art if you would only take the time to really look and see.

That is the wonder and the joy you can see in young children; they are open and curious to perceive everything as art!
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What I love most in life, besides being with my family, is creating art!  I am the best version of myself when I spend time in my studio. It feels like stepping away from the world, entering my own magical bubble.  At the DDW, surrounded by so many fellow artists, I could see the same desire in them too; to step into the exciting world of creation, giving form to our innermost feelings and desires…  I guess we are a unique breed, us artists;))  Fotocredits@alvarovaldecantosstudio

What I love most in life, besides being with my family, is creating art!

I am the best version of myself when I spend time in my studio. It feels like stepping away from the world, entering my own magical bubble.

At the DDW, surrounded by so many fellow artists, I could see the same desire in them too; to step into the exciting world of creation, giving form to our innermost feelings and desires…

I guess we are a unique breed, us artists;))

Fotocredits@alvarovaldecantosstudio
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Be careful what you wish for😉😀 What a joy to be able to make so many art for all the orders that I received after the Dutch design week!  It’s an honor to know that my creations will travel the world and bring magic to peoples homes and galleries.  As an artist I want to share the symbols that bring form to unspoken words and feelings and I love to spread the intentions that these pieces hold!

Be careful what you wish for😉😀 What a joy to be able to make so many art for all the orders that I received after the Dutch design week!

It’s an honor to know that my creations will travel the world and bring magic to peoples homes and galleries.

As an artist I want to share the symbols that bring form to unspoken words and feelings and I love to spread the intentions that these pieces hold!
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It’s all in the details….!

It’s all in the details….! ...

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Yesterday we were driving and selected music for our son Luke’s memorial day. Today he passed away seven years ago. ⁠
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I realized that in this picture you see not three but four brothers. ⁠
The love they radiate for Luke is beyond boundaries. Luke is our little skywalker. For our youngest son Lieven it is a brother he has never met in person. He feels sad about this, but he never questions that he has three brothers. ⁠
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I feel deeply blessed that Arnout, and I and the boys can feel that golden warm love expanding through many dimensions and feel connected with Luke. He will always be part of our group, our tribe, our hearts.⁠
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Our playlist for Luke this year is⁠
Recuérdame, Luis Ángel Gomes Jaramillo (Lieven)⁠
Starman, David Bowie (Piebe)⁠
Drops of Jupiter, Train (@Gajekrediet) ⁠
Only Love, Ben Howard (Iris)⁠
I Try, Macy Gray (@Arnoutkrediet)⁠
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photo by @alvarovaldecantosstudio 
#davidbowie #starman #train #benhoward #macygray #coco #recuerdame #remembrance #luke #skywalker

Yesterday we were driving and selected music for our son Luke’s memorial day. Today he passed away seven years ago. ⁠

I realized that in this picture you see not three but four brothers. ⁠
The love they radiate for Luke is beyond boundaries. Luke is our little skywalker. For our youngest son Lieven it is a brother he has never met in person. He feels sad about this, but he never questions that he has three brothers. ⁠

I feel deeply blessed that Arnout, and I and the boys can feel that golden warm love expanding through many dimensions and feel connected with Luke. He will always be part of our group, our tribe, our hearts.⁠

Our playlist for Luke this year is⁠
Recuérdame, Luis Ángel Gomes Jaramillo (Lieven)⁠
Starman, David Bowie (Piebe)⁠
Drops of Jupiter, Train (@Gajekrediet) ⁠
Only Love, Ben Howard (Iris)⁠
I Try, Macy Gray (@Arnoutkrediet)⁠
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photo by @alvarovaldecantosstudio
#davidbowie #starman #train #benhoward #macygray #coco #recuerdame #remembrance #luke #skywalker
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Some pieces from my ceramic amulet collection.  I believe that giving an amulet to someone can be a powerful and ancient gesture to surround someone with protection and prosperity and to show them your Love and good intentions.  Although some countries recently started to prohibit wearing amulets, I still want to continue this ancient tradition in modern day society!

Some pieces from my ceramic amulet collection.

I believe that giving an amulet to someone can be a powerful and ancient gesture to surround someone with protection and prosperity and to show them your Love and good intentions.

Although some countries recently started to prohibit wearing amulets, I still want to continue this ancient tradition in modern day society!
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My ceramic jewelry can be worn by your home as a symbol of all the miles you have already walked on your life’s journey!  #milestoneart

My ceramic jewelry can be worn by your home as a symbol of all the miles you have already walked on your life’s journey!

#milestoneart
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HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. After two weeks in the Netherlands I'm back home again.  I feel so filled with joy and new inspiration; I have met fabulous, cool and inspirational people. On top of it I feel incredibly grateful for all the compliments and positive feedback I received about my work.  Last week felt like things are coming together in a overwhelmingly beautiful way.  Thank you
@piet_hein_eek
Picture @alvarovaldecantosstudio

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. After two weeks in the Netherlands I'm back home again.

I feel so filled with joy and new inspiration; I have met fabulous, cool and inspirational people. On top of it I feel incredibly grateful for all the compliments and positive feedback I received about my work.

Last week felt like things are coming together in a overwhelmingly beautiful way.

Thank you
@piet_hein_eek
Picture @alvarovaldecantosstudio
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This detailed piece of art is part of my Wall jewel collection, inspired by Folkloric and cultural heritage.

This detailed piece of art is part of my Wall jewel collection, inspired by Folkloric and cultural heritage. ...

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Folkloric detail in authentic old costume!

Folkloric detail in authentic old costume! ...

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When I study the history of old authentic costumes from different cultures and countries, I can see so many similarities in expressions and details, forms and jewelry.  It fascinates me to see that so many different ethnic groups and cultures use the same expressional, aesthetic language!  You can find elements of this universal language take form in my art.  Since we are still enjoying the Dutch Design Week I want to share some cultural heritage from The Netherlands; my very own roots!

When I study the history of old authentic costumes from different cultures and countries, I can see so many similarities in expressions and details, forms and jewelry.

It fascinates me to see that so many different ethnic groups and cultures use the same expressional, aesthetic language!

You can find elements of this universal language take form in my art.

Since we are still enjoying the Dutch Design Week I want to share some cultural heritage from The Netherlands; my very own roots!
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Melting Folkloric influences into these neo Baroque designs!  The coming weeks I will show you cultural heritage from all over the world that inspires me and how it gets translated into my ceramic art.

Melting Folkloric influences into these neo Baroque designs!

The coming weeks I will show you cultural heritage from all over the world that inspires me and how it gets translated into my ceramic art.
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I started selling my own art when I was 6 years old!  Little did I know back then that today, a couple of decades later, I would be showing my work at one of the biggest design events in Europe!

I started selling my own art when I was 6 years old!

Little did I know back then that today, a couple of decades later, I would be showing my work at one of the biggest design events in Europe!
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Every new design starts with a black and white sketch. The ink I use is made from homemade charcoal. The best charcoal is made by burning grapevines.  Lucky me; we are living in an ocean of vineyards of the Pènedes wine region!

Every new design starts with a black and white sketch. The ink I use is made from homemade charcoal. The best charcoal is made by burning grapevines.

Lucky me; we are living in an ocean of vineyards of the Pènedes wine region!
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Today it's a happy chaos in Piet Hein Eek his factory. Let's get some magic done!! Tomorrow is the opening of the DDW!! 10 days of design and art!! @piet_hein_eek  #tablescaping #ddw2022 #pietheineek #ceramics #magic

Today it's a happy chaos in Piet Hein Eek his factory. Let's get some magic done!! Tomorrow is the opening of the DDW!! 10 days of design and art!! @piet_hein_eek

#tablescaping #ddw2022 #pietheineek #ceramics #magic
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The smoke of burning incense is interpreted by both the Western Catholic and Eastern Christian churches as a symbol of the prayer of the faithful rising to heaven.⁠  In many religious practices, burning incense is believed to deepen our attention and empower our spiritual focus.  The aroma of incense can help you tap in your spiritual connections. It calms the environment and your mind, cleansing the space for inner and outer journeys.  My home alter pieces are specifically designed to burn incense and to bring ancient rituals into our modern day lives.

The smoke of burning incense is interpreted by both the Western Catholic and Eastern Christian churches as a symbol of the prayer of the faithful rising to heaven.⁠

In many religious practices, burning incense is believed to deepen our attention and empower our spiritual focus.

The aroma of incense can help you tap in your spiritual connections. It calms the environment and your mind, cleansing the space for inner and outer journeys.

My home alter pieces are specifically designed to burn incense and to bring ancient rituals into our modern day lives.
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Only a few more days until the opening of my show at Piet Hein Eek for the Dutch Design Week 2022…  I feel so excited to share my work with you and to let you enter the lush world of Iris Tonies!

Only a few more days until the opening of my show at Piet Hein Eek for the Dutch Design Week 2022…

I feel so excited to share my work with you and to let you enter the lush world of Iris Tonies!
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15 years ago we started a new adventure and sailed our yacht from The Netherlands to the beautiful harbour of Barcelona.  The journey took us six weeks in total and from the first moment I set foot ashore, Barcelona has been a never ending inspiration to me.  This is a picture I made a long time ago and I can’t exactly remember on which corner of which particular street it was taken... But this is what Barcelona represents to me; everywhere you look you can find hidden gems and beauty out on the streets and ornaments carried as Jewels by buildings.

15 years ago we started a new adventure and sailed our yacht from The Netherlands to the beautiful harbour of Barcelona.

The journey took us six weeks in total and from the first moment I set foot ashore, Barcelona has been a never ending inspiration to me.

This is a picture I made a long time ago and I can’t exactly remember on which corner of which particular street it was taken... But this is what Barcelona represents to me; everywhere you look you can find hidden gems and beauty out on the streets and ornaments carried as Jewels by buildings.
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Customized (interior) design projects are one of the things I love to dedicate my energy to!  Please reach out if you like me to show you some options and help you design new projects for your home interior.

Customized (interior) design projects are one of the things I love to dedicate my energy to!

Please reach out if you like me to show you some options and help you design new projects for your home interior.
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Having fun, getting into the DDW mood. Crossover design with #pietheineek #ddw2022

Having fun, getting into the DDW mood. Crossover design with #pietheineek #ddw2022 ...

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According to history and the myths, pearls are symbols of wisdom gained through experience.  The gems are believed to offer protection, as well as attract good luck and wealth and they are well-known for their calming effects. ⁠  Pearls are now being worn by women at every age as a symbol of confidence, prestige and personal strength.  From politics and fashion to the Hollywood big screen; pearls are turning heads for all the right reasons.  Our house is wearing pearls to bring you light and happy days and offer everyone inside her walls protection and peace!

According to history and the myths, pearls are symbols of wisdom gained through experience.

The gems are believed to offer protection, as well as attract good luck and wealth and they are well-known for their calming effects. ⁠

Pearls are now being worn by women at every age as a symbol of confidence, prestige and personal strength.

From politics and fashion to the Hollywood big screen; pearls are turning heads for all the right reasons.

Our house is wearing pearls to bring you light and happy days and offer everyone inside her walls protection and peace!
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The special designed extractor hood has been build up piece by piece, tile by tile.  Designed and handmade on the spot.

The special designed extractor hood has been build up piece by piece, tile by tile.

Designed and handmade on the spot.
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