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ABOUT CINDY

CERAMIC ARTIST - ARTIST

Cindy's journey from Australia to the Netherlands at a young age marked a significant turning point in her life. Settling in the quaint village of Beesel allowed her to discover and immerse herself in the thriving ceramic industry, a craft that resonated deeply with her passion for working with clay.


Her decision to undergo apprenticeship and technical training in fine ceramics in Gouda solidified her commitment to this art form. Moving to a historic building in Beesel, where she both resides and works, further embedded her in the community and her craft.
Cindy's approach to her work is characterized by a blend of tradition and innovation. She draws inspiration from both the timeless techniques of the past and the contemporary methods of the present, constantly pushing boundaries and seeking new avenues of creativity.


In her creations, Cindy imbues a sense of continuity and evolution. Each piece bears the marks of her experiences and influences, reflecting not only her personal journey but also the ever-changing landscape of the ceramic industry. Like life itself, her work is a blend of the familiar and the new, each piece a testament to the traces left behind by both past and present.

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EXHIBITIONS  - MEDIA - MARKETS

INT. CERAMIC MARKET

INT. CERAMIC MARKET

2022 De Bosberg Swalmen

CLAY HAPPINESS

CLAY HAPPINESS

2022 Galery Kempro Sterksel

ART IN FREEDOM

ART IN FREEDOM

2019 Eci Roermond

ODD GOES STRANGE

ODD GOES STRANGE

2019 museum Bommel van Dam

MANUFACTA

MANUFACTA

2019 The Domijnen Sittard

ARTWALK

ARTWALK

2019 Studio Cindy Beesel

SOLO EXPO

SOLO EXPO

2019 Jochumhof Steijl

CLAY SYMPOSIUM

CLAY SYMPOSIUM

2019 Klokgebouw StrijpS Eindhoven

CERAMICS TO SEE

CERAMICS TO SEE

2018 Alden Biesen België

CERAMIC MARKET

CERAMIC MARKET

2018 De Bosberg Swalmen

ODD ART ROUTE

ODD ART ROUTE

2018 Bonnefanten kunstuitleen Venlo

ARTWALK

ARTWALK

2018 Studio Cindy Beesel

IMAGES IN GEES

IMAGES IN GEES

2017 Galery Gees

TJURKURPA

TJURKURPA

2016 Freek and Cindy exposition in Old Raadhuis Beesel

TJURKURPA

TJURKURPA

2016 Freek and Cindy exposition in Old Raadhuis Beesel

EXPOSITION

EXPOSITION

2016 Franz Pjannerhuis Arcen

CERAMIC MARKET

CERAMIC MARKET

2016 De Bosberg Swalmen

CERAMICS AS ART

CERAMICS AS ART

2016 Museum Valkenburg

GUEST

GUEST

2015 Atelier van Eyk Duitsland

SEARCHED/FOUND

SEARCHED/FOUND

2015 Reuver

FLORIADE theme expo

FLORIADE theme expo

2012 Limburgs Museum Venlo

CAREER

2021 - present

Ceramics specialist Atelier Galerie Kempro

 

2017 - 2020

Lecturer ceramic techniques BKT Eindhoven

2010 - 2017

Board memberwww.keramiekkringlimburg.nl

2016 - 2018

Working at the Bonnenfanten Kunstuitleen

2010 - 2016

Teacher and coordinator workshop / workshop Ceramic Center De Tiendschuur

2008 - 2010

Lecturer Ceramics Arts Center Venlo

1996 - 2016

Member NVK (Dutch Department of Ceramics)

1994 - present

Independently established ceramist/artist

1993 - 1994

Entrepreneurial training / middle class diploma

1990 - 1993

Internship and working at various ceramic companies in Beesel

1990 - 1993

Fine ceramic techniques training MTS Gouda

1987 - 1990 

Working in potteries and catering in the Netherlands, Canada and Australia

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