Niqui Kommerkamp lives and works in Amsterdam. Her love for storytelling is reflected in her art; beautiful ceramic sculptures and paintings, often with subdued colors, but also with a strong appearance.
She is inspired by organic, natural and industrial objects and fascinated by how elements and time leave their mark on such objects.
Color is mainly added by applying oxides and pigments on leather-hard clay. She leaves most of her work unglazed. To protect it from smudging, she applies one or more thin layers of liquid wax.
She often makes her own clay by recycling scraps of clay. Some of these mixtures may contain a (small) percentage of porcelain added to grog clay.
There’s no discrimination; red, black or white clay, it all ends up in the same bucket. Because all these different types of clay are combined, it is important that it’s mixed well.
Niqui is a member of the NVK (the Dutch Ceramists Association). Her work is exhibited in the Netherlands and in France and a part is in stock and available at Galerie Stam, Prinsengracht 356 in Amsterdam
Keramiek Atelier Patty Schilder
Keramiek Atelier Patty Schilder offers ceramic classes and workshops and a parttime studio for ceramists. This studio is located in a friendly and encouraging environment located in the center of Amsterdam.
Galerie Atelier Stam
Galerie Stam is located in the center of Amsterdam at the Prinsengracht. This art gallery is specialised in contemporary realistic art (paintings, sculptures and more). Especially their annual ceramics exhibition is a must-see.