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Johnny Rolf

Name  Johnny Rolf
Role  Ceramist
Johnny Rolf

Johanna Jacoba (Johnny) Rolf (born The Hague 30 September 1936) is a Dutch ceramist, drawing artist and sculptor.

LIfe and work

Rolf was educated into the pottery profession by Jan de Rooden, with whom she started a studio in 1958 and married. One of her students was the Dutch ceramist Mariet Schmidt, born in Schiedam in 1935.

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In 1962 Rolf took part of an exhibition of six young ceramists from Amsterdam in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, together with Hans de Jong, Sonja Landweer, Johan van Loon, Jan de Rooden and Jan van der Vaart, which signified the rebirth of artisan ceramics in the Netherlands. In 1966 he was visiting designer at the Gustavsberg porcelain factory in Zweden.

In 1964 he and Jan de Rooden were awarded the "Contour Prijs" by De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles in Delft.

Works in public collections

  • Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
  • Princessehof Ceramics Museum
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • References

    Johnny Rolf Wikipedia


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