woensdag 21 mei 2014

Anno Domini 1649

This week the last parts of my Ceramic scale Model of the city centre of Delft came out of the kiln.
I have just installed it in the museum.
The scale model was commisioned by Museum Het Prinsenhof and is based on the 1649 map of Delft by Joan Blaeu. It is made from ceramics with Engobe and the size is approximately 2 x 3 meters, and 5 cm height. Interesting details: It is made in 61 parts, and I used about 500 kilo of clay to make the piece.
When you look in the binoculars you see beautiful animated short movies on the history of Delft as a ceramic city, about potters and the ceramic proces of making Delftware.
The scale model is going on display in the newly renovated Museum.

The grand reopening of the Museum is on May 23rd by His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.


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