The dutch artist Olaf Stevens is well-known for his unusual style. In glass and porcelain alike, his variations of form and ornamentation are always guaranteed to surprise, combining motifs of a long tradition with absolute innovations.
Date of Birth:
1981 Ceramic work Centre, Heusden
1983 Ceramic work Centre, Heusden
1993 Honorary Citizenship City of Baltimore USA
Trenité van Doorne Advocaten, NL
Kunst & Bedrijf, Amsterdam, NL
Hoechst Nederland, Vlisingen, NL
Sieger Design, Sassenberg, Germany
Royal Copenhagen, Kopenhagen, Danmark
Ritzenhoff, Marsberg, Germany
Kunstbeeld, Art Magazine, Amsterdam, NL
RABO Bank, Roosendaal, NL
HOYA Cristal Corp., Japan
Robbe & Berking Silver, Flensburg, Germany
Cunard, Queen Mary II Cruise ship
1975/1980 Dept.of Sculptural Design, Academy for Art and Design,'s-Hertogenbosch.
1980/1983 Dept. of Ceramic design, Academy of Arts, Breda.
Group Exhibitions: Numerous international exhibitions and publications pay tribute to his work in the fine Arts, including museum exhibitions in Madrid, Linz, `Helsinki, New York , Boston and Baltimore. Clients for whom Olaf Stevens designs in the glass and porcelain industry include Rosenthal, former Hutchenreuther, Royal Leerdam, Ritzenhoff Cristal AG and hoya Cristal company in Japan.
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Stevens achieves his singular effects by the labor-intensive Swedish technique called “Graal”. The heavy, solid Swedish crystal ( all pieces are produced in Sweden ) and the contrast between archetypical form and capricious decoration lend the objects an appearance all their own.
The persuasiveness of Stevens’ designs lies not only in their aesthetic quality, but also in the humorous glint that is his and which cannot but flow into his work.
Studio visits are welcome.
Commisioning by companies for multiples, awards or series are kindly reguested to put there wishes in writing.
All designs and /or scetches requested are calculated as well as the example model made according their request. (compulsory only to companies). By accepting the model and the final commisioning for the multiples, award or series of objects, the calculated design costs will be credited.
Purchasing one original piece of work includes the woodenbox packaging, leaflet and certificate..
All works are numbered and signed and come with an original Olaf Stevens Certificate.
VAT Registered: Yes