About 2018-02-28T23:21:40+00:00

Curriculum Vitae

In 1992 Esther Stasse graduates from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her work seems firmly rooted in the Dutch geometrical tradition, based on a few elementary forms: the cylinder, the oval, the rectangular and rectangular beams. Moreover, there are no bold colours and no decoration to distract from the basic geometry. Stasse’s work is essentially formal. Trained as a ceramicist, her teachers were Jan van der Vaart and Geert Lap, function is not her first goal. Most of her objects can be used as vases, but form and composition are her main interest. Stasse chooses to limit expression to a minimum. In 2010 she resolutely limited herself exclusively to the rectangular block, wondering how to make a rectangle interesting. After pouring a block (mould casting) she starts to build  transforming it into an interesting architectural vase, a piece of modernistic micro-architecture. Stasse plays with rhythm and movement by elongating tubes in pairs or by repeating the same form twice or more, searching for the perfect composition, this results in serene and monumental objects.


2018  Kunst Rai/Art Amsterdam, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2018  Object Rotterdam, fair for design, crafts, fashion and architecture, Netherlands
2017  Kunst Rai, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2017   Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2017   Masterly The Dutch in Milano, Salone del Mobile, Nicole Uniquole
2016   A&D Gallery, Antwerpen
2016   Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch, Netherlands
2016   Masterly The Dutch in Milano, Salone del Mobile, Nicole Uniquole
2015   CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Indisch DNA
2014   Haags gemeente Museum The Hague, ‘200 years clay at the Rietveld Academy’
2014   Kunst RAI, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2013   Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem
2013   A&D Gallery, Antwerpen
2012   PAN Amsterdam, Art FAir, Gallery Carla Koch
2012   Palace Oranienbaum, Germany, Nicole Uniquole
2012   Art Antique, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2011   Arti Den Haag, Art Fair ‘The Blue Chamber’ by Frans Leidelmijer
2010   Ceramic Context, Art Museum Bornholm, Denmark
2009   Object Rotterdam, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2008   Gallery Carla Koch, Amsterdam
2007   Collect Londen, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2006   Gallery Montana, Apeldoorn
2005   Kunst RAI, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch
2005   PAN Amsterdam, Art Fair, Gallery Carla Koch

Public collections

2015   Ministry Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2012/2011   Ceramic museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden
2011   Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Amsterdam
2011   Ministry Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2009/2008/2005   Ceramic museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden
2005   Ministry Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2003   Stichting Cultuurfonds Bouwfonds, Hoevelaken
2003   De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Amsterdam
1999/1998/1996/1993   Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1993   Ceramic museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden


2017   Foundation van Achterbergh
2017   Mission voucher RVO
2016   Foundation van Achterbergh
2016   Mission voucher RVO
2012   Foundation van Achterbergh
2010   Mondriaan Foundation
2010   The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Copenhagen
2010   Nominated for The European Ceramic Context – ECC
2010   Nominated for The Dutch Ceramic Award
2004   Grant from the government
2001   AVRO Kunstblik
2000   Grant from the government
2000   Nominated AVA Ceramic Award
1997   Nominated AVA Ceramic Award
1994   Honourable mention Keranova
1993   Grant from the government