<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?> <html> <head> <title>Toon Thijs siervoorwerpen-en</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../stl/ttstyles.css" type="text/css" /> </head> <body> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <a name="top" /> <strong>Decorative objects</strong> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top"> <p align="left">Besides <a href="eigenwerk-submain-en.html#unica">the artistic work</a> Toon Thijs also designs and produces limited series of unusual, decorative objects, each with its own unique character. Not driven by functionality but by special shapes or amusing ideas. These objects make up a main part of his production nowadays. </p> <p align="left">Although Toon Thijs is very interested in ceramic techniques, the starting point for his work does not lie in the traditional techniques for ceramics like throwing, salt-glazing, slipware or special firing techniques. </p> <p align="left">See also: <a href="#rel">Commissioned work</a> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <img src="../../img/apollo-plus.jpg" /> <p> <font size="-1"> <em>Discus vaze: Apollo</em> 35 x 28 x 15 cm </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/rode-torenvazen1.jpg" alt="" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Torenvazen </em>h. 62,5 , 50 en 41 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <img src="../../img/3rotsnaaldengeelrood.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em> Rotsnaalden </em> h. 46 , 40 and 27 cm</font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/vitalisrocksset.jpg" alt="" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Bowl: Vitalis (set) </em> diam. 27 and 15 cm</font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <img src="../../img/blokdoosjesgroen7020.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em> Blokdoosjes </em> 24 x 10 cm h. 11 cm and 8,5 cm</font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/pagodes7023.jpg" alt="" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Pagodes</em> h. 35 cm diam. 11 cm</font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <img src="../../img/detailpagodes7027.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em> Detail Pagodes </em> </font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/kanopen.jpg" alt="" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Kanopen</em> h. 60-40-27 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <img src="../../img/grieken.jpg" height="400" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em> Vazes </em> h. 47-35-30-26 cm</font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="middle"> <p align="left">The first step for him is always thinking, searching for unusual designs with underlying concepts. He uses all the ceramic know-how he has to bring the ideas to shape. The clear basic forms of the objects are striking. Most of the time a primary mathematical form like a globe, cilindre, cubical or cone is made by slipcasting or slab-building. All bowls and plateaus are segments of a globe, for example. Then Toon Thijs brings changes to those basic forms by corrosion, penetration, outbursts etc. </p> <p align="left">He also adds organic elements like pebbles, shells,  seeds , beaker mosses or small lizards, turtles, a little dead bird. </p> <p align="left"> This brings forward a distinct combination of geometrical and organic forms. </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/groen-schildpadschaaltje.jpg" alt="" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Kleine schildpadschaal</em> (Small turtle bowl) - diameter 15 cm, h 5 cm </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/3torens.jpg" height="400" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Drie torens </em> (Three towers) h. 50-36-25 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="middle"> <p align="left">Gradually colour has become more important. At first merely  engobes (coloured slips) and metaloxides were used. See TITANS and TOWER of BABEL. At present glazes bring the colour in the objects. </p> <p align="left">Often parts of the objects have to be covered in the process of glazing. The glaze is build up in several very thin layers in different colours which results in a flowing colour scheme. This suggests depth or inside lighting. This way of glazing is a labour-intensive process. </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/sail2.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Plateau Sail</em> diameter 32 cm h. 7 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/plateau-spring.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Plateau Spring</em> diameter 32 cm h. 6 cm </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%" colspan="2"> <p> <img src="../../img/detail-spring.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Detail Plateau Spring</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/nr.-97-schicht.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Schicht</em> l. 60 cm. h. 12 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/nr.-34,-vitalis-kl,-blauw.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Kleine Vitalis</em> diameter 15 cm. h. 5 cm </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/pyramidevazen-en-obelisk.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Pyramidevazes and obelisk </em>h. 50, 67, 72 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/nr.-56-78-allat-en-pages.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Allat en Pages</em> h. 31, 25, 16 cm. </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%" colspan="2"> <p> <img src="../../img/nr.-53-the-sea,-blauw.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>The sea </em>diameter 32 cm., h. 7 cm. </font> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/futen.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Futen&nbsp;</em>h. 76 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/lotussen.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Lotussen&nbsp;</em>h. 110, 115, 120 cm </font> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%" colspan="2"> <p> <img src="../../img/rocks.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Plateau Rocks&nbsp;</em>32 cm. diameter, h. 7 cm.</font> <!-- --> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/lotusvaas-1.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Lotusvaas&nbsp;</em>h. 32 cm </font> <br /> </p> </td> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/lotusvaas-2.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Lotusvaas&nbsp;</em>h. 38 cm </font> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%" colspan="2"> <p> <br /> <img src="../../img/barriere-landschap.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Plateau: Barri&egrave;re &nbsp;</em>diameter 32 cm h. 9 cm </font> <br /> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%" colspan="2"> <p> <br /> <img src="../../img/2detailbarriere.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>detail Plateau: Barri&egrave;re &nbsp;</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <br /> <img src="../../img/venster-dubbel-hagedis.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Venstertje: hagedissen-dubbel &nbsp;</em>50 x 37,5 cm </font> </p> </td> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <br /> <img src="../../img/detail-hagedis.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>detail hagedissen</em> </font> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <br /> <img src="../../img/venster-dood-vogeltje.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Venstertje: vogel&nbsp;</em>26 x 20 cm. </font> </p> </td> <td align="center" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <br /> <img src="../../img/venstertje.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Venstertje: </em>26 x 20 cm. </font> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <a name="rel" /> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <strong>Commissioned work:</strong> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td align="left" height="154" valign="top" width="18%"> <p> <img src="../../img/relatie-2-web.jpg" /> <br /> <font size="-1"> <em>Commisioned by Vitalis Amersfoort, Netherlands</em> </font> </p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p>Occasionally Toon Thijs carries out commissioned work (mostly limited series/ business presents). There are very interesting possibilities for commissions especially when they could be made in the line of already existing objects. </p> <p>To top: <a href="#top"> <img src="../../img/naar-boven.jpg" /> </a> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> </tr> </table> </body> </html>