So happy that Hanna from HuntersKitchen sold me these planters by Dutch ceramist Hannie Mein. The planters didn’t really fit in with the style of Hanna’s vintage shop and she was very pleased that I liked them so much and let me take them home for a very special price <3
Aren’t they fabulous? I know this style may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love them.
Oh and in case you were about to comment on the dirrrrty windows: building dust. So it’s allowed ;)
A little history about the artist:
Johanna Greta (Hannie) Mein (Utrecht, 10 July 1933 – Vinkega, 14 February 2003) was a Dutch ceramist with a very distinct style. After finishing school, she worked at a pottery while attending evening classes at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 1969 Mein moved to Vinkega in the North of the Netherlands with her husband, where she ran a studio and showroom from their farmhouse called ‘het Bakhuis’. Mein created a lot of functional earthenware, but also some unique pieces. Her work is easily recognizable by the naieve style, often depicting stylised animal figures.
Mein was involved in the formation of the Stichting Keramisten Noord-Nederland in 1988. In 2003 she curated an exhibition of her own work in the Nationaal Vlechtmuseum in Noordwolde. Sadly she passed away a week before the opening.
Since 2005 the Hannie Mein Kunstprijs (art award) is awarded to local artists.
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