as announced in the previous mail, j.c. herman ceramics
will close its doors for half a year, the second half of 2018.

the doors when they were still open

this is to make a study trip to asia, namely: japan, korea and china.

overview of the intended trip

there we will learn how to work better with porcelain,

porcelain clay consists of kaolin, silicon and feldspar

how to paint more accurately with cobalt oxide (blue),

painting with cobalt oxide

visiting potters in the countryside,
but also to study the larger scale ceramics industry (arita, jingdezhen, dehua).

arita, jingdezhen and dehua


the webshop will be closed in that period of July-December 2018.
the last few months we have produced a lot,
to have sufficient stock for our resellers.

vivian hann sells our tableware

they will continue to sell when we are not here:
vivian hann, haarlemmerdijk 102 in amsterdam,
who sells the same series as in our webshop
and restored, haarlemmerdijk 39 in amsterdam,
which sell a cup and bowl especially designed for them

restored was our first ever reseller!

new orders will be forwarded to January 2019.
the tableware series will remain in production, also after this closing period.

RONDO green and PIEDI black, two of our tableware series

from July-December you can follow our travel experiences on
facebook and instagram,
however, the question is whether those platforms will be accessible from china.
we will see.

apparently there's some censorship in china

we will anyway see a great deal.
and presumably you too, in the acquired knowledge and experience
that will be visible in our new work in 2019.

concealed growth

hoping to meet you again in 2019,
in our studio, or elsewhere.

with kind regards,

herman verhagen
potter of
j.c. herman ceramics



Werkgebouw Het Veem
/ ruimte 0.12
van Diemenstraat 410
1013 CR, Amsterdam
the Netherlands

tel: +31 6 154 924 28

photo joris lindman