<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?> <html> <head> <title>Toon Thijs own work</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../stl/ttstyles.css" type="text/css" /> </head> <body> <a name="top" /> <table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <p align="left">Toon Thijs is a ceramist with an eye for unusual design. He makes exclusive, striking forms using a variety of techniques. His objects are austere in shape and made with great feeling for detail and colour. Unmistakable objects with a very personal touch. </p> <p align="left">On this page you will find information about <a href="#unica">uniques</a> and <a href="#multipels">limited series</a> (multiples).<br /> See also <a href="ew-siervw-en.html">decorative objects</a> and <a href="ew-siervw-en.html#rel">commissioned work</a>. </p> </td> <td valign="top" height="154"> <p align="center"> <img src="../../img/paraaf-wit-zw1.gif" alt="" /> <font size="-1"> <br /> <em>signature used on Toon Thijs' work </em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <hr /> <p> <a name="unica" /> <strong>Unica</strong> </p> <hr /> <table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/Titaanjes_tafel.jpg" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>Titaantjes</em> - unica <br /> ceramics/object trouv <br />70 x 45 x 82 cm. </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <p> Toon's artistic work</p> <p>Some of the artistic objects are <strong>unique</strong> but more and more Toon Thijs is moving towards the production of <strong>multiples</strong> (numbered editions). </p> <p>With his artistic work he expresses his personal views and ideas, materialised in different ways:</p> <img src="../../img/Titaanjes_boek.jpg" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>Titaantjes</em> - detail </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/Roodgev1.gif" /> <font size="-1"> Detail <em>Het rode gevaar (The Red Danger) - een verhaal zonder einde - </em> <br />unica 122 x 244 cm </font> </td> <td align="left" height="9" valign="top"> <p> 1. Ironic or humorous comments on actuality and serious developments in the world. See for example THE RED DANGER, a never ending story made soon after the breakdown of the Wall (Iron Curtain).</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" colspan="2"> <IMG src="../../img/toren-van-babel1.jpg" align="middle" width="400" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>De toren van Babel</em> - unica<br />45 x 25 h 15 cm </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>To top: <a href="#top"> <img src="../../img/naar-boven.jpg" /> </a> </p> <p> <a name="multipels" /> <strong>Numbered editions.</strong> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="9" valign="top"> <p>2. Social inspiration. An example of this kind of work is JAPI, named after one of the main characters in the novels of the Dutch writer Nescio (1882-1961).  Japi is the personification of the ones that are unwilling or unable to change. </p> <p> <font size="-1"> The quotation on the bowl says:<br /> <em> "I believe, said Japi, that my soul is too big."</em> </font> </p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p>3. More general views on human life as it is. See the LIFE plateaus.</p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/Japi.jpg" /> <font size="-1"> <em>Japi</em> <br />15 pieces; all sold<br />diameter 40 cm h 12 cm </font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/life-1.jpg" /> <font size="-1"> <em>Serie Life: Plateau I</em> <br />15 pieces;<br />diameter 40 cm h 8 cm </font> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/life-3.jpg" /> <font size="-1"> <em>Serie Life: Plateau III</em> <br />15 pieces;<br />diameter 40 cm h 8 cm </font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="bottom"> <p>4. The theme of the dilemma between ideals and reality, between  happiness on the top of the mountain and  grief in the valley , in the words of Nescio. Objects that fit in this category are small TITANS (fighting against the bourgeois; trying to attack God and change the world) and ABOVE THE VALLEY. These objects hold inscriptions of Nescio s lines or Toon Thijs comments on these lines.</p> <p>To top: <a href="#top"> <img src="../../img/naar-boven.jpg" /> </a> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/boven-het-dal.jpg" width="400" /> <font size="-1"> <em>Boven het dal</em> (Above the valley) <br />15 pieces;<br /> 40 x 30 cm h 15 cm </font> </td> </tr> </table> <hr /> <table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <th>New: ROZENWATERTJES</th> <td>A new project in which a coloured commentary is given on things, events in this era but above all on behaviour of people. Inspired by a drawing of Albert Hahn (1908). Signed L. Rozenwater </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater1.JPG" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>1</em> </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater2.JPG" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>2</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater3.JPG" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>3</em> (sold) </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater4.jpg" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>4</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater5.JPG" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>5</em> </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater6.JPG" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>6</em> (sold) </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater7.jpg" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>7</em> </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwater8.JPG" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>8</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwaterclown.jpg" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>9</em> </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwatereimannetje.jpg" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>10</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwaterglazenbolkleppenman.jpg" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>11</em> </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwatergroeiselsblauwvergroot.jpg" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>12</em> (sold) </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwaterjaknikker.jpg" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>13</em> </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/rozenwaterTrump.jpg" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>14</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr><tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/I-love-art.jpg" width="350"/> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>15</em> </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/Reli-freak.jpg" width="350" alt="" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>16</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <img src="../../img/Jan-Lul.jpg" width="350"/> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>17</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>