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Toon Thijs has been a professional ceramist for many years now.
On this page you can find his Curriculum Vitae, a list of his exhibitions over the years and some publications on his work.


The Töpferei Museum Raeren (B) has pieces of work of Toon Thijs in their collection Contemporary Ceramics ("zeitgenössicher Keramik") in the special display :

See: London 2018 and Toon Thijs


Toon Thijs's work can be found at a great many international ceramics shows where he is present in person to explain his methods and techniques.

For example: The Nederlands: Milsbeek, Swalmen, Gouda, Dwingeloo, Den Haag, Belgium: Maaseik, Scotland: Perth; England: Penrith, Hatfield, Farnham, Rufford; North-Wales: Denbigh; Ceramics South East; Germany: Kellinghusen, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Frechen; France: Melun, Lyon.

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Toon Thijs: curriculum vitae
1948 Born in Heeze, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands
1971-1974 Academy of Teachers in Art, Tilburg
1977-1980 Academy of Arts, Arnhem
1976-1988 Teacher in arts and art-history
1988 Start of the Toon Thijs Ceramics Studio (part-time)
1992 Second Prize "Gouds Pottenbakkersfestival" Gouda, Holland
1994 Second Prize "Keramiekprijs Noord Nederland"
1994
Full time start of the Toon Thijs Ceramics Studio
1995
Opening of the new studio annex gallery with permanent exhibition of the work of Toon Thijs and changing exhibitions of the work of other ceramists
1997 Nomination for the "Keramiekprijs Noord Nederland"
1997 "Internationale Gouden Spatel", prize of the province West-Flanders, Belgium
1999 "Euregio Keramiekprijs", jury prize, Raeren, Belgium
2000 Third prize Potfest Cyberspace Ceramics CompetitionPenrith, England
2001 Prize of the visitors, Keramiekmarkt Noord Nederland, Dwingeloo, Netherlands
2003 Third prize Gouds Pottenbakkers Festival
2005 Prize of the visitors, Keramiekmarkt Noord Nederland, Dwingeloo, Netherlands
2006 Mick Casson Award See award
2008 Prize of the visitors, Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest (UK)
2008 Peers Award, Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield (UK)
2010 Prize of the visitors, Keramiekmarkt Noord Nederland, Dwingeloo, Netherlands
2010 Best Stall Award, Earth & Fire - Rufford (UK)
2019 Euregio Keramiekprijs : Raeren - (B) jury award and public award

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Exhibitions Toon Thijs
1991 Galerie De Verwondering, Nijmegen, Netherlands
1992 Galerie Artisjok, Tjerkwerd, Netherlands
1992 & 1994 Kunstkijkhuis Koestraat, Oirschot, Netherlands
1992 & 1994 Hotel de Ville (gemeentehuis), Andenne (Belgium)
1993 Galerie Waerdenborgh, Holten, Netherlands
1993 Galerie Hanssen, Krefeld (Germany)
1994 & 1998 AKZO hoofdgebouw, Arnhem, Netherlands
1994
Galerie Kunsthaar, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1994
Galerie De Witte Haven, Amersfoort, Netherlands
1996 Provinciehuis Noord Brabant, Den Bosch, Netherlands
1996 & 1998 Galerie De Drentehof, Orvelte, Netherlands
1997 Gemeentehuis, Epe, Netherlands
1997 Galerie Maya Wildevuur, Hooghalen, Netherlands
1997 Broomhill Gallery, Barnstaple N.Devon, England
1999 Galerie Distanza, Schiedam, Netherlands
2000 The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2000 BRF-Funkhaus, Eupen, Belgium
2001 Galerie Distanza, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2003 en 2004 Kempro-galerie, Heeze, Netherlands
2003 Galerie Irmtraud Stiegler - Beckum (Germany)
2006 Stadsgalerie - Gouda (NL)
2006 The Gallery Ruthin Craft Centre - N. Wales (UK)
2006 groepsexpositie de Groninger Kroon (NL)
2006 Groepstentoonstelling BRAK-LKV in Voorburg (NL)
2009 Art Europe - the Gallery at Bevere (UK)
2018 The Old Courthouse Gallery - Ambleside (UK)
2018 Theemaas-galerie-Rotterdam (NL)
2019 Beelden in Gees - Zomerexpositie - Gees (Drenthe - NL)
2020 Winnaars van de Euregio Keramiekprijs 2019 Raeren (B)

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Publications about Toon Thijs and his work

Author/Publication Title
Maria van Esch-Joannes / Keramiek aug. 1994 Titaantjes- Het vervolg (Dutch)
Potfest Publishing, Penrith (UK) 2003 Potfest in de Pens - X10
Piet Augustijn / Keramiek nr. 1/2003 Toon Thijs (Dutch)
Ceramics-Ireland, spring/summer 2004 TOON THIJS : CERAMIST
Craft & Design - issue 192 - July/August 2007 "Toon Thijs, years of exhibiting in the UK" Toon edited Craftsman