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woensdag 28 november 2012

In the ceramic studio

I feel like I didn't show you much what I am doing here. So here a few pictures of me working in the ceramic studio at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Only three weeks left to finish my work.  Above you see some glaze tests.

donderdag 15 november 2012

One month at the Ranch

Time flies when you having fun, it really is! I 'm really having a great time at the Anderson Ranch. I have got a great studio, met nice people, have seen already a lot of snow, fantastic mountain views, good food, great weather, strange parties, what else do you need to get inspiration?
I made some non-functional objects and I have no idea if I am in the good direction. But that's why we have critique's!
Aniek Meeldijk 

Every week we come together for a critique, last week Megan Stroech had her critique. She is originally a printmaker but at the Ranch she is at the Painting Department.
She makes colorful work, which I really like!
Megan Stroech

zaterdag 10 november 2012

Dek22 heropent!

11/11/12 13.00 – 22.00
SCHOON SCHIP – NEO DEK
Een spannende, interdisciplinaire tentoonstelling. Werk dat, steeds op een eigen manier, speels omgaat met de werkelijkheid. Een expositie vol tegenstelling maar met juist ook samenhang. Het werk wat getoond wordt is, in willekeurige volgorde; organisch, kunstmatig, geprojecteerd, getekend, iconisch, ruimtelijk en vooral eigen.
Het werk van vijf kunstenaars wordt hier samengebracht tot een spectaculair geheel. Wat ze gemeenschappelijk hebben is een originele manier van materiaalgebruik en een onalledaagse blik op de werkelijkheid, wars van mode en trends maar wel “out there”.
Met werk van:
Thomas I’Anson (UK) (Grafisch)
Guiseppe Licari (IT) (Beeldend)
Ronald Motta (Beeldend)
Tjalling Visser (Beeldend)
Vincent Vriens (Videokunst)
Curator: Houssein Bouziane
Met muziek van:
Eddy Geerts – Henk Tas – Dim Browski – Sofia Darell (Tenerife!) – Henno Hamstra
14.00:
Openingstoespraak door Hans Walgenbach
DEK SHOP
Nieuw in Dek22: een winkel met bijzondere mode, mooie schoenen, unieke accessoires en nog veel meer moois. Een shop vol interessant talent, maar ook gevestigde namen bijvoorbeeld Petrovsky&Ramone, (Vogue) samengebracht door onze shopmanager Florine van Rees.
MODE
Serena Gillian Asselman (vrouwencollectie)
Suzanne Dikker (vrouwencollectie)
Raoel Amier (mannencollectie)
Laura de Wit (vrouwencollectie)
SCHOENEN
Job Willemsen
SIERADEN/ACCESSOIRES/TASSEN
Anne Fleur van de Vloed
Emilie Drohm
Sophie Ruiygrok/The Ocean Republic
Judith van der Berg
Steven Visser
Marinke van Zandwijk
SNOWBOARDS
Petrovsky&Ramone vs Bataleon
KERAMIEK
Aniek Meeldijk
MEUBELEN
Jose den Besten
PRINTROOM
Nieuw in Dek22: samenwerking met Bookstore Printroom. Een collectie unieke, vaak zelf gedrukte kunstboeken, vakkundig en zorgvuldig geselecteerd zal permanent in Dek22 aanwezig zijn.

zaterdag 3 november 2012

Sketches in the studio

Cairn
2012 Aniek Meeldijk-Anderson Ranch Arts Center

donderdag 1 november 2012

Meet the Fall 2012 Artists-in-Residence

We showed our work in a slide show, upon arrival at the Ranch. We shared previous work and plans for our time here at Anderson Ranch.
DepartmentNameArtist Website
CeramicsJenny Backstrom 
CeramicsDaniel Dallabridawww.dallabrida.com
CeramicsAniek Meeldijkwww.aniekmeeldijk.com
Painting/DrawingBrice Petersonwww.bricepeterson.com
Painting/DrawingMegan Stoechwww.meganstroech.com
Photo/DigitalDanielle Julian Nortonhttp://daniellejuliannorton.com/home.html
Photo/DigitalKerry Rodgerswww.kerryrodgers.com
PrintmakingDevin Kovach 
PrintmakingAshley Nasonwww.ashleynason.com
SculptureJerry Morrisjerrywaynemorris.com
SculptureCammie Staros 
Wood/FurnitureScott Braunwww.scottbraun.com
Wood/FurnitureSusan Renniesrenniedesign.com


dinsdag 23 oktober 2012

Sketches in my studio

I give myself another two extra weeks to think off what I actual want to create at the Anderson Ranch. I didn't have a plan yet what I want to make here. A few residents already know what they want to create and just start making. For me it is almost impossible to not use my road trip as an inspiration and off course being here in a different continent. I would like to work a little bit bigger. Like an installation or more sculptural. Let me know what you think!

maandag 22 oktober 2012

Mould on stone

During my road trip in the US and Canada I collected these pictures from moulds on stone.

dinsdag 16 oktober 2012

Artist-in-residency II Anderson Ranch Arts Center

 Last Wednesday Niek and I arrived at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. When we drove into Colorado it was said Welcome to Colourful Colorado....now I know what it means, the fall is really colourful here!
 This is my studio for the next ten weeks. The space is really nice, I share the studio with Jenny from Zweden. The studio is in one the oldest buildings of Snowmass Village, it was a sheep barn.
The Anderson Ranch Arts Center is not only a place to work with ceramics, there are more studios:
Painting Studio, Digital Media & Photography Building, Sculpture Studio, Print Shop and a Wood studio. The nice thing about this residency is that you have the possibility to work with different materials. So I hope I have some time left to do some printing or wood working. 

woensdag 19 september 2012

Artist Talk At Emily Carr University

Yesterday I gave an artist Talk at the Emily Carr University in Vancouver for the advanced ceramic students. I talked about my inspirations, my designs and my experience at Medalta Artist-in-residence. It was a great experience for me and I hope for the students aswell!
BIO:
Aniek Meeldijk graduated at the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) Rotterdam in 2009 with her ‘shadow’ tea set ‘Tea time’, a beautiful example of Dutch Design. For this design she received an award of the city of Rotterdam. Shortly after graduating she went to Jingdezhen in China with the WdKA, the porcelain city of China. In June 2011 she graduated at the Master Visual Arts (Ceramics and Glass Art Department) in Ghent, Belgium.
Aniek’s work is intuitive and begins with a close observation of the world around her. 

zaterdag 8 september 2012

Roadtrip

Yesss our holiday has just started a week a go. We have seen already so many beautiful places in the national parks in Canada. We're heading to Vancouver now.
The 10th of October I am expected to be at the Anderson Ranch in Snowmassvillage(US). I will participate a ten week artist in residency to create new work again! I already looking forward to it but first I need a holiday! So it will be quiet here for a while.

dinsdag 28 augustus 2012

Laced-up bowl

turqoise
celadon green
For this ceramic bowl I used the negative shape of  a balloon. I made in 2009/2010 laced- up vases and I always wanted to do something with the shape inside the mould. It also reminds me of sliced fruit or vegetables.

Photoshoot at Hycroft

This is one of the results of two months hard working at Medalta. The pitcher, the cup and the soup bowl is inspired by Hycroft china ware. 
The Medalta Artist-in-residence program is in the middle of the Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat. It is surrounded by the I-XL brick factory, the Museum, Plainsman and offcourse the Hycroft factory

zondag 19 augustus 2012

Medicine Hat, ' The Clay city'

Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat Alberta, the 150-acre Historic Clay District was once home to the earliest industry in Western Canada. Today the history of the once-dominant pottery & clay industry is being revived with the iconic Medalta Potteries National Historic Site.
I live in Medicine Hat for almost two months because I am doing a residency at Medalta.
Medicine Hat, is actually called The Gas city . Medicine Hat has been known for its large natural gas fields. But I like Medicine Hat ' The Clay city' more.

woensdag 15 augustus 2012

One week to go!

Kelly from Vancouver is my new neighbour at Medalta.
Kelly is helping me with throwing a ring, for my 'laced-up bowl'.
Here I will press mold my slab for the 'laced-up bowl'.
About a week you will see the results!

donderdag 2 augustus 2012

Als de kat van huis is...

Together with Emma Hazenak we made a little movie in 2011. The movie is finally finished, we're thankful to Bas de Leijer, Sint-lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent, Jaap Rovers and Jorn ten Hoopen.
Watch de movie here.
A project of Aniek Meeldijk and Emma Hazenak.
The little mouses on the bowls are stills from the animation film 'When the cat's away, the mice will play' (Als de kat van huis is dansen de muizen).  Aniek created the ceramic bowls. Emma made the animation with a glaze on the bowls.

zondag 29 juli 2012

Working in the studio

The time is going so fast! We are here for a month now in Medicine Hat, Canada. Luckily, we've still one month to go to finish our work. I have the feeling that I need much more time to make something really good. But we know now what we want to make so this month we will just have to perform it!