Niek works tirelessly to help preserve the ceramic traditions of Tegelen and its rich history. “Slipware ceramics have a tradition of passing on, telling stories, embellishing everyday life and celebrating and commemorating occasions. They are steeped in tradition and have many local variations and interpretations. Traditions are important for passing on cultural heritage, but they can also narrow the view. To keep traditions alive, they must be able to open up to outside influences.”
Pottenbakkerij Hoogland focus entirely on making slipware pottery, based on their fascination for folk art and traditional earthenware.