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design career

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JBK(gallery)

 

Solo shows

Group exhibitions

plans for 2013

 

literature

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born: 1953   May, 12

after that: grew up like most other kids

family

 

Training:

  • 1972-1978: Academy voor Beeldende Vorming at Amersfoort, Holland to become an art teacher.

  • 1978-1981: Rietveld academy of Amsterdam, Holland, in ceramics and design.

  • 1979: Apprenticeship at Rosenthal's. (5 weeks).

  • 1981:Graduated from the Rietveld Academy.

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Design-career:

  • 980: First ceramic design produce Rosenthal's.jeroen-rietveld 1980

  • 1982: First glass design taken into production at Rosenthal's, Germany.

  • 1983: Glass design taken into production at Rosenthal, Germany.

  • 1984: Design for a watch, sold to Omega, Bienne, Switzerland.

  • 1986: "a design exhibition" at Gallery Binnen, Amsterdam.

  • 1987: (as a result from the design exhibition at Binnen:)

    First four designs taken into production at Flora's (NL). The co-operation lasted 5 years and resulted in some 60 designs

  • 1995: publicatie 'the cup that cheers in cyberspace', Vormgevingsinstituut, Amsterdam, NL page 6 - 7

  • 1991: Staffel Germany

  • 1998: design for Ceramic Millennium '99 Conference poster and ads.

  • 2011: vase 'Balance' (1980 - Rosenthal) taken into production again as the representative for the year 1980 in the 50th aniversary of Rosenthal's Studio Line. (see the booklet Rosenthal made for this happening - my work under 1980)

     

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Workshops/lectures/teaching:

  • 1988: Dutch delegate to international ceramics seminar + exhibition, Porvoo, Finland.

  • 1990: Lectures in Chicago area, USA.
    Attendant OICS-conference, Oslo, Norway

  • 1991:Workshops and lectures in San Francisco area, USA.

  • 1992: Attendant NCECAconference, Philadelphia, USAjeroen 1983

  • 1993: Attendant NCECAconference, San Diego, USA.
    Attendant "Doors of Perception I" conference, Amsterdam
    Dutch participant in ceramics workshop in Muhu, Estonia
    One of four teachers in ceramics seminar in Huizen

  • 1994: Moderator at "Doors of Perception II"-conference, Amsterdam
    2 months working, some lecturing in Amman, Jordan

  • 1995: Lecturing: Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas MO, USA.
    Attendant: NCECAconference, Minneapolis MA, USA

  • 1996: Attendant: NCECAconference, Rochester, USA,
    1st Yixing Symposium for Western Potters, Yixing, China - Participant Yixing Symposium
    "Networks in Ceramics" conference, Helsinki, Finland.

  • 1997: teaching and lecturing at the Australian National University in Canberra,
    lecturing in Sydney, Melbourne, Lismore, Hobart, Launceston, Australia

  • 1998: Workshop leader at WCCWalon and Flemish conferences in Belgium
    CAD teaching academy of Hasselt, Belgium

  • 1999: presentation at the Ceramic Millennium '99 Conference, RAI,Amsterdam, NL
    workshop advisor at "Beyond Gravity: Ceramics in a Digital Culture", Academy Den Bosch, NL

  • 2000: working period at the International Ceramic Centre Gulderagard, Skealskor, Denmark.
    judge ALTECH Ceramic Biennale in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Workshops in Centurion, Port Elisabeth, Durban, Cape Town.

  • 2001: teaching and lecturing at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia,
    workshop in Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2003: teaching and lecturing at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia,
    workshop in Christchurch, New Zealand.
    demo at the International Ceramics Potters Festival in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
    demo at the World Ceramic Livingware gallery, Yoju, South Korea

  • 2004:teaching and lecturing at the Portuguese Training Centre for Ceramics, Portugal
    workshop at "atelier Cirkel", Brasschaat, Belgium 
    member of the jury 1st Ceramics Competition Athens(Amaroussion)
    Member jury Gouda Pottersfestival, NL

  • 2005: Member jury Gouda Pottersfestival, NL
    Symposium in Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) in Czech Republic on teapots
    workshop in Zoetermeer, NL

  • 2006: presentation at "European Ceramic Context 2006", Denmark;
    participation in fair at CERCO, Zaragosa, Spain
    Int'l teapotmakers gathering in Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, China,

  • 2007: teaching 'distance course' at Red Deer College, Canada;
    workshop at Keramikos (NL); publishing 1st calendar(2008)

  • 2008: teaching 'distance course' at ANU, Canberra, Australia;
    Setting up a ceramic workshop in Sri Lanka; lecturing at Morutowa University, Colombo, Sri Lanka;
    publishing catalogue on grails 2008

  • 2009: 2 day workshop at Keramikos, Haarlem, NL;
    2 day workshop on mouldmaking at the Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters, in Porirua (New Zealand);
    demo at the 50th New Zealand Potters Convention, Wellington, New Zealand;
    publishing catalogue "15 claims, the Art of Climate Change"

  • 2010: workshop Tiendschuur, Tegelen, NL

  • 2011: symposium "Delft Blue - New Images" at Wad, Delft, NL; symposium
    "Porcelain Another Way", Walbrzych, Poland

    2012: symposium "Porcelain Another Way", Walbrzych, Poland

    2013: workshop at Pauline Hoeboer, the Hague; International Ceramics symposium DOWN TO EARTH - LANDSCAPES IN CERAMIC in Kecskemét, Hungary


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JBK(gallery):

  • jeroen 1992

    the gallery currently houses a permanent exhibition of the fine porcelains made by Jeroen Bechtold

  • 1982: Opening of the Jeroen Bechtold Keramiek gallery, Amsterdam.

  • 1996: Opening of JBK(gallery), Amsterdam
    from 1996 - 2001, we made one show each year with a very personal choice of work of colleagues

  • 2000: transition of JBK(gallery) to the Internet.

 


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Solo shows:

  • 1981:
    Rosenthal gallery, Amsterdam.
    gallery de Glene Riepe, Groningen;
    gallery Kunst&Ambacht, Bilthoven.

  • 1984:
    Bij de boeken gallery, Ulft;
    Cheiron gallery, Amsterdam.

  • 1986:
    Cheiron gallery, Vught;
    Wiek XX,Groningen;
    gallery Ina Broerse, Blaricum;
    Feelings gallery, Paris, France;
    Novecento gallery, Gent, Belgium.

  • 1987:
    W.v.Haren Museum, Heerenveen;
    Wiek XXgallery, Groningen;
    T.N.O.-gallery, Apeldoorn;
    Barbican Art centre, London, England;
    Gallery of the Cultural Council, Hardenberg;
    Gustavsberg gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • 1988:
    Fiorentini, Pavia, Italy.

  • 1989:
    de Drempel Gallery, Sneek;
    de Kijkdoos Gallery, Bennekom;
    dept. store "de Bijenkorf", Amsterdam;
    dept. store "de Bijenkorf", Rotterdam.

  • 1990:
    gallery Panacea, Vught.

  • 1991:
    gallery Anderwereld, Groningen;
    gallery 't Verlengde, Antwerpen, Belgium;
    The Singer Museum, Laren

Please note: solo exhibition can mean: the only ceramist
in a show as well as the only exhibitioner.

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  • 1992:
    gallery D. Grutzmacher, Enschede.
    gallery Norby, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1993:
    Tongerloo museum, Roosendaal;
    Kunst&Keramiek Gallery, Deventer;

  • 1994:
    gallery Studio Maastricht, Maastricht;
    gallery Anderwereld, Groningen.

  • 1995:
    Viroflay (Paris env), France

  • 1997:
    Ceramic Art gallery, (Paddington) Sydney, Australia

  • 1999:
    gallery Spiegeling, Amsterdam, NL

  • 2000:
    Museum Grimmerhus, Middelfarth, Denmark

  • 2001:
    presentation of work made at the Canberra School of Art,
    Canberra, Australia

  • 2002:
    church(crypt)-exhibition, Oosterland, Netherlands;
    Kunstverein 'Die Treidler', Frankenthal, Germany

  • 2007:
    Blow Up Gallery, Amsterdam, (NL);
    St. Joseph gallery, Leeuwarden (NL)

  • 2008:
    'gralen' St Joseph gallery, Leeuwarden, (NL)

  • 2009:
    "Porselein" Gallery Montana, Apeldoorn (NL)

  • 2011: "
    15 claims" (the art of climate change) Avid Gallery, NZ

    2012:
    "Fucking Up the Financial System", Bechtold Gallery, Amsterdam;
    "Waanzinnig Porselein...?", Groningen (NL);
    "Teapots", 4Leaves TeaGallery, Amsterdam

 

 

Group exhibitions:

  • 1981:
    GSA-gallery, Hilversum;
    gallery 't Kapelhuis, Amersfoort;
    gallery de Glene Riepe, Groningen

  • 1984:
    Museum 't Prinsessehof, Leeuwarden.

  • 1985:
    kunst&Keramiek gallery, Deventer

  • 1987:
    Kunst&Keramiek, Deventer.

  • 1988:
    gallery L., Hamburg, Germany;
    gallery M., Kassel, Germany.

  • 1989:
    Signature gallery, Maastricht.

  • 1990:
    Museum Het Kruithuis, Den Bosch;
    Kunst&Keramiek gallery, Deventer;
    gallery SiO2, Trintelen;
    Kunstindustimuseet, Oslo, Norway;
    Martha Schneider gallery inc., Chicago, USA.

  • 1991:
    Kunst&Keramiek gallery, Deventer;
    Koge Art Centre, Koge, Denmark.

  • 1992:
    Tongerloo museum, Roosendaal.

  • 1993:
    gallery Katrin Alting, Antwerp, Belgium;
    San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, USA catalogue) Laramie County Comm. College, Cheyenne, WY, USA;
    The Nickolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY, USA.

  • 1994:
    The Craft Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA;
    Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA;
    State University College, Fredonia, NY, USA;
    Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, USA;

  • 1995:
    gallery Bowig, Hannover, Germany;
    Candover gallery, Alresford, UK;
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA;
    Gibson gallery, S.U.N.Y. Potsdam, NY, USA,
    museum "het Prinsessehof, Leeuwarden,
    gallery Studio Maastricht, Maastricht

  • 1996:
    St. Joseph gallery, Leeuwarden;
    R.I.T. "Triaxal Blend Show", Rochester, USA.

  • 1997:
    "Purple Sands" YiXing show in JBK(gallery) Amsterdam

  • 1998:
    WCC, Namur, Belgium;
    C.I.D., Craft Victoria, Melbourne;
    Museum Arnhem: YiXing show;
    gallery L&R Int., Deventer,
    Wohnen und Kunst, Hamburg(Germany);
    gallery Yamaki, Osaka, Japan

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  • 1999:
    "Amsterdam Teaparty" show, JBK(gallery) Amsterdam;
    St Joseph Gallery, Leeuwarden;
    Gallery Anderwereld/Katuin Groningen.

  • 2000:
    Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa;
    Posada del Potro, Cordoba, Spain, (same exhibit travelled to Lugo and Zaragosa) (catalogue)

  • 2001:
    School of Art presentation at Gulgong, Australia;
    International Ceramic Livingware gallery, Joju, South Korea

  • 2002-2003:
    'Masterpieces' Torino, Italy

  • 2003:
    'White Porcelain' St Joseph gallery, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

  • 2004:
    'Coloured Porcelain' St Joseph gallery, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
    Rietveld naar de Beurs, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

  • 2005:
    '100x2' St Joseph gallery, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

  • 2006:
    CERCO, Zaragosa, Spain;
    "10 of the best teapotmakers", Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, China;
    Museum Tiendschuur, Venlo, NL

  • 2007:
    Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, China, "PigTpots"; 
    "Mathematical Influences in ceramics Part2" St Joseph gallery, Leeuwarden, NL

  • 2008:
    'Top!stukken' Gorcums Museum, Gorkum (NL);
    "Arbeitswelten – Lebenswelten: 4 x lebendige Werkstatt" Kunstverein 'Die Treidler', Frankenthal, Germany

  • 2009:
    "50th National Exhibition" NZ potters Inc., Wellington, New Zealand;
    "Antarctica", St Joseph Gallery, Leeuwarden (NL)

  • 2010:  
    "De kunst van het decoreren", Museum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, NL;
    "Porselein" Academie voor Schone Kunsten van de stad Turnhout, Belgium;
    Biennale NVK, Zeewolde, NL

  • 2011:
    "Delft Blue - New Images" WAD, Delft, NL;
    "Kwetsbaar maar Robuust", Kadmium, Delft, NL;
    "Keramisto Extended 3", Museum Petershuis, Gennep, NL;
    "Porselein", Wassenaar, NL;
    Rosenthal Studio Line 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Salts Mill, Saltaire, England

  • 2012:
    Op Hodenpijl+VermeerCentre, Delft: "Love, Vermeer";
    NVK Biennale, Zeewolde

  • 2013:
    "Landscape in Ceramics", Kapolna Galleria, Kecskemet, Hungary

  • 2014:
    "Open Stal" Kunstroute, Oldeberkoop, NL
    "The new ceramics works of years 2012-2013". Gallery Museion No. 1, Budapest, Hungary.
    Museum the Hague, NL: "Klei!" (one century ceramics at the Rietveld Academy)

  • 2015:
    "Groeten uit Amsterdam" Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen. Biennale at 'Kunststichting Perspektief vzw' Haacht, Belgium. AAF, Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

plans for 2016

  • none so far


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Literature:

  • "Rosenthal - Hundert Jahre Porzellan" (exhibition catalogue for 5 museums in Germany 1982/1983 page 169

  • "The new ceramics" by Peter Dormer, Thames&Hudson 1986 page 38, photos: 22, 32

  • A number of articles in Dutch magazines, exhibition reviews in papers.

  • Catalogue, an impression of the work of Jeroen Bechtold 1980 - 1987. (36 pages, 1987)

    Items, 1987, "vijftien ontwerpers zoeken een industrie" pages 11, 12

  • "Trend", an article on Bechtolds' designwork for Flora. March 1987 pages 45, 46, 47

  • "Kunstbeeld", article: "de paradox van Jeroen Bechtold", May 1987 page 61jeroen 2008

  • "Made in Holland 1945-1988", by Marie-Rose Bogaers, SDU/V&K publishing 1990   pages 92, 95, 102, photo: 99

  • "Keramiek", "Poetry in ceramics", article by J.M. Doop. January 1990 pages 0, 12, 13, 14, 15

  • "Ceramics Monthly", article by J.M.Doop. May 1990, USA pages 27, 28, 29

  • "Die Schaulade", article: "Ich will Freiheit" on Jeroen's design career. Germany, March 1990 page 78

  • "Achter glas", by Chriet Titulaer, Veromco nv 1990. text + photo page 24

  • "Megazin 4", Amstardom Holland, January 1990 one posterphoto over two pages 3&4

  • "de Keramiekgids", NVK 1991 page 7 

  • die Schaulade, 1991 (Germany) new dinnerset announcement page 37

  • LER - Kunst i Mosede Fort (Danmark) catalogue 1991 pages 4, 5

  • "The craft and art of clay" by Susan Peterson, 1992 North&South American Editions page 249+photo, photo: backcover

  • "Ceramics, Art and Perception", article by Nel Kooy, Australia, no. 8, 1992 pages 44,45,46 

  • "Profile", no.28, November 1992, article by Thomas Leeflang pages 38, 39

  • "Terugblik - Vooruitblik" catalogue on the Tongerloohuys page 9, photo: 16

  • Catalogue "NCECA-Clay National '93" catalogue of the San Diego show, USA page 6

  • "The complete potter's companion", by Tony Birks. Conran Octopus, 1993 page 10

  • "Items" article on Dutch design ceramics, by Chris Reinewald, no.1, 1993 pages 34, 38

  • "The new ceramics" by Peter Dormer, revised, Thames&Hudson 1994 page 38, 197, 198, photos: 22, 32, 210, 211

  • "Contemporary Porcelain" by Peter Lane, A&C Black, 1995 28, page 67 - 71, photos: 26, 68, 69, 147

  • "Ceramics Technical" Nr.1, 1995 'Ceramics in the 21st Century' by J.B. pages 16 - 27

  • "activiteit", Vormgevingsinstituut, Amsterdam, NL 'the cup that cheers in cyberspace' page 6 - 7

  • "Fine Arts Tableau" April 1996. article by Chris Reinewald pag 80, 81

  • "Keramik Magazin" Nr.3 1996, article on Internet- Nikola Wohllaib pag 19

  • "Stook" nr.1 1996, article by Nicole Sante

  • "Resist and Masking Techniques" by Peter Beard, 1996 A&C Black, UK pag 22,23,24

  • "The best of Pottery" by Jonathan Fairbanks and Angela Fina, Rockport Publishers, USA 1996 pag 83

  • Purple Sands Magazine Nr 10, 1996. Taiwan/China pag 34,35,36jeroen 2008

  • "Slipcasting" by Sasha Wardell, 1997 pages 101 - 104

  • Glas en Keramiek nr 3, 10/1997 article by Cees Klok pag 22,23,24,25,26

  • Ceramics Technical Nr.5, 1997 'Multilayered Porcelain Techniques' pages 78,79,80,81,82,83,84

  • Ceramics Tecnical, 1998, "A Really Virtual Cup" by Janet Deboos pages 86, 87, 88, 89

  • Ceramics Monthly - up front, 1997 Yixing Teapots Western Style page 14

  • Ceramica Revista Internacional, Spain, 1998 page 20,21,22

  • "Ceramic Form" by Peter Lane, A&C Black, 1998version    page 227 -228 - 229

  • Yixing Yearbook, 1998, China/Taiwan page 285

  • Ceramica Revista Internacional, Spain, 1999 pages  36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43

  • Naturaleza Inventada catalogue, Spain, 2000 Cordoba 5 pages in catalogue

  • Altech Ceramics Biennale, South Africa, 2000 pages 4, 5

  • "Ceramic Virtuoso" by Drury Brandt, National Ceramics, South Africa, no 51, 2000 pages 8 and 9

  • International Ceramic Design, catalogue, 2001, South Korea    pages 36 37 97

  • "The Artful Teapot" by Garth Clark, 2001, USA pages 29, 31, 35, 219 and backcover

  • Keramik Magazin, Germany, 2002. Article by Alis Hoppenrath pages 20 21 22

  • Klei 2002 No. 38 "decoratietechnieken 2", article by Mels Boom pages  12 13 14

  • The Complete Potter by Steve Mattison. 2002 Barron's; pages 39jeroen 2010

  • Ceramics Art&Perception, no. 53, 2003. Article by Jeroen Bechtold  pages 21 22 23

  • Catalogue World Ceramic Biennale Workshop 2003, Korea (section Yeoju Ceramic Design)

  • Ceramics Art&Perception, no. 53, 2003. Article by Penny Smith  pages 92 93

  • Contemporary Porcelain second edition, 2003, Peter Lane. A&C Black/PENN  pages 24 39-41 93-4 209 243

  • Keramiek, August 2004 "Kop zweeft boven schotel", article by Ieneke Suidman. pages 0, 24, 25

  • The Virtual and Other Realities of Jeroen Bechtold, Bob Fisher, Fusion Magazine, Canada, 2006 pages 0, 14, 15

  • catalogue EuCeCo 1st European Ceramics Competition Athens, Greece, 2004 - statement jury pages 12, 13

  • Catalogue CERCO'06 Cerámica Contemporanea, Zaragosa, Spain page 127

  • Art of Making, China, Winter issue 2006 pages 122, 123

    T-collectors Magazine no.11, 2007 Tiny teapots with huge history pages 6-10 (pdf)

  • the virtual and other realities, article on internet, 2007 click this link to read 

  • Catalogue "55 grails". published by Jeroen Bechtold, Amsterdam, 2008 (both in Dutch as well in English) 36 pages incl. cover
    (see pdf)

  • Hedendaagse Keramiek in Nederland. Piet Augustijn a.o. NVK 2008. pages 41, 42, 43, 189

  • Catalogue "15 claims". published by Jeroen Bechtold, Amsterdam, 2009 (only in English) 12 pages, incl. cover see pdf)

  • De Kunst van het Decoreren, Keramisten delen hun geheimen / The Art of Ceramic Decoration, Artists share their secrets, Mels Boom (bi-lingual)

  • Jeroen Bechtold'un Sanal Gercekleri ve Digerleri", Seramik, Turkye. Oct-Dec 2010, pages 84 - 89

  • Studio Line 1961-2011, booklet with text and pictures of chosen designs to celebrate 50 years of Rosenthal Studio Line, Germany 2011. Page "1980"

  • ledengids 2011 NVK page 19

  • catalogue 7th WAD working lab "Delft Blue - New Images", 2011. pages 10, 11(bi-lingual)

  • Klei no.1 2012 - de ideale galerie - interview - pages 22, 23

  • catalogue "Porcelain Another Way" Walbrzych, Poland, 2011 pages 10, 16, 17

  • article porcelainising dreams by Paula Kouwenhoven 2012 Ceramics Art&Perception no. 90, page 94-95-96-97 + frontcover

  • article "Jeroen Bechtold, Waanzinnig Porselein...?" Piet Augustijn en Jeroen Bechtold 2012 Keramiek no. 6 pages 30-31-32-33

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in red: Publications in the English language