Monday, 20 November 2017

Hangar AGM 2017

Last Wednesday 15 November, the Annual General Meeting of the Hangar took place - in the Hangar.
It was a good turnout of interested and involved Hangar members. Vice President Marijke and board member Sylvie had organised nibbles and drinks so as always, it ws also a bit of a social event - especially after the meeting. 

For those of you who missed it, here are 4 pictures that say it all. Thanks Vincent for taking them! The minutes have been sent to you by email, if you have not received them and would like a copy, mail Marina.

Highlights: We are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to invest some time on the board of favourite Art Centre. If you are interested contact one of the teachers or mail Marina.
We are specifically looking for a secretary and someone in charge of exhibitions, but in principle we would love some more 'hands' whatever they can do!
 Active participants
 The current board minus Pim (Creative Direction) from L-R: Marina Kulik (teacher), Sylvie Morli√®re (External Relations) Ton van Schijndel (President), Marijke Obbink (Vice President) and Wil Dekkers (Treasurer)
Discussion ūüėĚ
Former Hangar-President and honorary member Anton Dikken thanks the board and the audit committee on behalf of all members...

Friday, 10 November 2017

In Memoriam Christie Robinson

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Christie Robinson passed away on Wednesday 8 November in London where she was undergoing cancer treatment.

Her funeral will take place in London on the 27th November

Christie was a pupil of Luc Veger and one of the founders of the Hangar after his death. She was a honorary member of the association in recognition of her contribution to the start-up of the Hangar.

At work on her balcony at home

Working at the Hangar

The result of an atelier libre Thursday

For more than 10 years, Christie was a teacher at the Hangar. She was always pushing her students to higher levels, inspiring them to try new mediums – to work larger – to experiment. She was always encouraging and managed to get her students to excel.
Christie assisting Martin

Raku session with Christie at Noel's house 

Christie inspiring Marit

Christie showing Tracy 
Christie herself was an interesting and serious artist, who experimented and developed her style by working in different mediums – clay, resin, plaster, bronze – and more recently in metal.

The bull
The polar bear

Fallen angel - Bronze

Blue Lady
Driftwood and metal


Heads in plaster

Some of Christie's recent work:

All of us who knew her, have memories of her gentle personality. 
Her students remember her for everything that she taught them.
And for never giving up on a sculpture. 
She will be deeply missed. 
Our thoughts go to her family.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Workshop Creative Expression on Sunday 19 November

 On Sunday 19 November, Francesca Messina hosts another Creative Expression workshop:

The leading role in this workshop is for clay, a ancient material, malleable and transformable, capable of welcoming emotions and giving them a form. After a guided visualization you will be able to express yourself through the clay following different pieces of music.

Clay offers you the opportunity to liberate and express your creativity through a very rich and ancient sensory experience

Inscription obligatory by telephone or email.
Materials included

La Sève Créative

tél.0787693950 -

La protagoniste de cet atelier est l'argile, matière primordiale, malléable et transformable, capable d'accueillir les émotions et leur donner une forme. Après une visualisation guidée vous serez amenés à vous exprimer par le biais de l'argile suivant différents morceaux musicaux.

L'argile donnera la possibilit√© de lib√©rer et exprimer votre cr√©ativit√© √† travers une exp√©rience sensorielle tr√®s riche et archa√Įque

Inscription obligatoire par téléphone ou email.
Euro 35
Matériaux fournis

La Sève Créative

tél.0787693950 -

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

FRIDAY: Atelier Libre

What a Friday !!!! The weather was good - perfect for working outdoors - and so many projects going on: painting, sculpting, jewelry makin, repairing old artwork ++++

Tracy - concentrating on a new lady ? - will she be a bather ?

Hanna finishing off her cat

Tatiana deciding how to finish off her ceramic horse sculpture

Coco proudly showing off her torso

And yes there were others - but my photos didn't do them justice - so that will have to be for another time.

Tracy, Anne and Celina have been experimenting with ceramic jewelry making. A lovely Dutch couple who are moving away from the area - donated a jewelry kiln and on Fridays we have tried to get the firing right. This Friday we tried our hands on raku like firing. Like ceramics in the normal kiln - the pieces need to firings. The first after the clay is dry and the second after the glaze has been put on.

The mini-kiln stays on for less than an hour and then pieces are taken out.

After the second firing - the pieces are immediately put in to a cake tin filled with dry leaves, sawdust and newspaper. Depending on the result that one wants - the process continues with a few "magic" steps - and then the pieces are finished.

This is a pendant - with Ceradel 1254 Frittes - lightly smoked

This is another pendant with a mix of Ceradel 1254 frittes and copper oxide - also lightly smoked

This is the same mix as above - Ceradel 1254 frittes and copper oxide

This came out as a traditional raku piece - only gazed with Cerdale 1254 fritte

This piece was all shiny in different bles and greens - glazed with ceradel 1254 fritte with copper oxide
The prize goes to Tracy for her traditional raku heart and her square oxidised piece.