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hi there!

I'm Ilse, a visual artist currently based in Zwolle, The Netherlands. I love working with clay and pencils, and sometimes even combine the two :)

YES, I can be an adult and love cute things and pastel colors! It took me some time to figure this out (about four years of studying art & education and the first two years of studying illustration design), but I got there. As I started to use them more and more in my work I found out that they give me an enormous amount of joy. Holding on to this joy I started to surround myself with these colors as well, in my clothes, in my home and in my (academy-) studio. I've never felt more myself :)

So that is what I love to do right now! Make things that give me and others joy. These things can be tiny things to cherish or sometimes bigger surroundings to experience.

I also enjoy taking part in art fairs and other creative events, and give my own workshops so you can make something pretty for yourself as well!

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Future fairs / markets / events

09/12/2023

D.I.Y. Art Market, London

10/12/2023

Independent Ceramics Market, London

Past fairs / markets / events

20-22/10/2023

Creative Life, Werkspoorkathedraal Utrecht

17/09/2023

Zwetsen en Kletsen markt, Zwolle

16/09/2023

Makers Markt, Uitgeverij Loopvis, Arnhem

09/09/2023

Artis Alley, The Big Draw Nijmegen

29/07/2023

27-28/05/2023

11/12/2022

10/12/2022

Illustration Ladies x Makers Market Amsterdam

Kunst en Creatief markt, Festival Tussenland Zwolle

Independent Ceramics Market, London

D.I.Y. Art Market, London

Past exhibitions

07/2023

08/2022

07/2022

07/2019

07/2018

Tiny Festival, group exhibition Pansy, Amsterdam

A Summer Day at the Park, solo exhibition Pansy, Amsterdam

A Day at the Park, Finals exhibition ArtEZ University of the Arts, Zwolle

Zeebeesten (Sea Beasts), group exhibition Galerie Joghem, Amsterdam

Once in a Blue Moon, Finals exhibition ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem

Education 

2014 - 2020

2018 - 2022

Art & Design in Education, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem

Illustration Design, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Zwolle

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