2004 participated an exchange project between Holland
and Japan.(12xHolland) attending a ceramics workshop,
calligraphy and knife-making with craftsmen of their field.
2004 learning from Pauline Hoeboer (Den Haag) and slowly
developed his own style.”
2012 workshop with Fred Olson, kilnbuilding in
2014 workshop with Markus Böhm in Kecskemet//Hungary
2014 hosted a workshop at his house in the Italian alps with
potter Peter Fulop on Japanese Raku.
2016 birth of 3TREESceramics, Gallery, Labs & Lounge, a lively
ceramic atelier in the Hague//NL
2016 Patricia Shone exhibit at 3TREES gallery labs & lounge
2018 workshop in Shigaraki//Japan, working with the local clay
and developed a glaze from local Japanese materials.
2019 workshop with Yves de block on Shino glazing
2019 meeting up and filming with Shozo Michikaw, Seto//Japan
2019 14 days assistance to Masakuza Kusakabe in Miharu //Japan
2019 group exposition ‘1st Taiwan International Chawan Festival
Inspired by the music of Miles Davis, who never played a note to much and ancient japanese philosophy of ‘Wabi-Sabi” which nourishes and respects the beauty of the perfection of imperfection
For his pottery he gives every cup its individual shape and character, keeping in mind how it sits in your hand as you hold it, how it kisses your lips as you drink from it.
Creating and developing different recipes for glazing using ashes from the fire stove, rice-husk from a friendly risotto farmer and granite dust from a local quarry.
All to be used in a never ending research for a perfect Temmoku or for the look of freshly fallen snow of Shino to be fired in a traditional wood-firing kiln inviting nature to leave it’s footprint on the work.
In Italy they have expanded the 3TREESceramic summer workshop, with their soon to be build wood firing kiln.(April 2021) Their focus is to create a base for a fresh vision on the development, exchange and on appreciating ceramic art. To create, facilitate and develop an international ceramic center in Piemonte, Italy.
His wife Cora, an ex-dancer/balletmaster enjoys the pottery life and has grown to love the feel of the clay. She loves handbuilding, creating organic shaped vases and plates. Together with a team of enthusiastic teachers and students from all over the world that reside in Den Haag they built the 3TREEScommunity, a place for creative sharing and development.
Cora and Joris, both with their cultural backgrounds, organise music and performing-arts events in the atelier to keep the space alive and vibrant once every 2 months.
In September we moved to a new location, we left the Weimarstraat and moved to Joris' old photostudio and transformed the space into a versatile ceramics studio leaving some apsects of the studio intact.
“ I believe that each piece of clay chooses its own form.
Clay is a natural source from mother earth.
All of nature is returned to its natural state, it all decays and becomes dirt & clay again: a rich history of everything that grows and flourishes. This history is for me is an invitation to respect it fully with humbleness.”
"I find myself infected by ceramics later in my career, I am interested in bringing ceramic back to the roots and focus on traditional ways working as economically efficient as possible leaving the smaller ecological footprint."