By Esther van der Sluis
To compensate her ‘solitary’ work as an autonomous artist in the studio, Esther likes to carry out her creativity in collaboration with other professionals in special projects.
Using the 3 pillars of clay, paint and design a wide range of different projects have been realized.
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
For the Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam Esther did several projects with Michelin star chef Schilo van Coevorden. Designing special objects to match the theme and interior design. For example the design and creation of a soypitcher. The object had to bring together the worlds of japanese roots, the Chef and soy from Dutch soil. These ‘ingredients’ have resulted in a sober shape (like an Erlemeyer) made out of thin porcelain and a handmade pattern of Oxide Blue.
Triptych painting + giftbox
A triptych oilpainting of 2.4 mtrs wide was made on demand for a international company. For this company Esther also designed an exclusive giftbox, making use of the image of the painting. Using state of the art printing techniques on wood.
Masterly The Hague is a new event that combines classic masters and contemporary design. Every designer, selected, was linked to a classical masterpiece form the collection of Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder. Esthers’ muse is Jan Weenix. It is a hunting scene with dead hare, Partridge and Sijs painted at the end […]
A recent project is the design and creation of a porcelain soy pitcher for restaurant Taiko in the exclusive Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam. This was a collaboration with chef Schilo van Coevorden for his Japanese restaurant. Schilo is working with special themes. The most recent theme is soy. The soy Schilo is using is produced in […]
Schatten uit het RIJKS
For the West Fries Museum Esther was asked to record an audio tour about her own approach and techniques of landscape painting in relation to Dutch landscape painting presented by a masterpiece of Anton Mauve – ‘Het moeras’ ca 1888 Rijksmuseum This audiotour is part of an extensive traveling exhibition. […]
Salone del Mobile 2017
Presentation of ceramic objects in the stunning Palazzo Francesco Turati during the desingweek in Milan. The objects presented had to match with the unique atmosphere of the historical Palazzo. Objects of ceramics were presented called ‘Powder’ and ‘Delft Blue’. The series Powder is made of delicate thin earthenware in powdery […]
In recent years Esther has realized a number of building projects in close cooperation between design and realization. From assignments for private clients to the transformation of 4 historical buildings into a boutique hotel. Her handwriting is also characterized here by a preference to work with contrasts, the use of […]