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I was born in Zutphen, a small and ancient town in the Eastern part of the Netherlands, in 1939.
In the 50s and early 60s I studied art at the Academy of Arts in Arnhem, and gold and silver jewellery technique at the Institute for Gold and Silver Smiths in Schoonhoven.
In 1965 I migrated with my (then) geologist husband and 2 year old daughter to Australia, where I started to study pottery at the Technical College in Newcastle (NSW) under the well known teacher Madeleine Jones.
In 1968 we moverd to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, attracted by the famous nickel boom at the time.
During the 70s I lived and held art exhibitions, regular pottery classes and workshops in Yonki in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, in Canberra (ACT) and on Bougainville Island (PNG).
In 1980 I settled in Adelaide (South Australia), where I exhibited regularly with the Adelaide Potters Club and with private galleries, and conducted classes and workshops for the YMCA, the Adelaide Potters Club and the Payneham Rehabilitation Centre.
In 1988, travelling in a campervan through the Australian outback, I spent several months in the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy located in the South Australian desert (halfway between Alice Springs and Adelaide). Here I assisted the Coober Pedy Underground Pottery as a production potter, developing several new designs for them. I returned several times in later years to help generate new stock.
In 1991 I moved with my new partner to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island (South Australia).
These past 20 years I have been a resident ceramics artist on the island, with regular exhibitions at the local art gallery as well as on mainland Australia.
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