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15 years ago Jeltjie restarted her creative journey focussing on ceramics. She works from a small backyard studio in Mount Colah and shares her enthusiasm for clay by teaching adults in the workshop at the Central Coast Potters Society. Occasionally she teaches privately both wheel and hand building.

Jeltje grew up in the Netherlands and came to Australia in 1998. her work is inspired by the beautiful colours and textures of the Australian landscape inspired and her Dutch Frisian heritage.

""The beauty of a found feather inspires me to create a vessel that celebrates that little treasure. A generous sharing of knowledge inspires me to integrate an old basket making technique with clay. The loan of a spinning wheel inspires me to find ways to combine wool and textiles with glorious mud. Clay is a very versatile medium and it gives me the opportunity to let my mind wonder and the freedom to create and express myself.

For me it is important pieces have a function and are visually attractive and tactile. Because I prefer to make individual objects, I like to embrace the little imperfections that come with the process of creating by hand"".

Recent exhibitions (2022): Re use, Recycle and Rethink Exhibition as part of the Sydney Craft Week in The Watch House, Balmain. Guest exhibitor for the Arts and Crafts Society of NSW, October 2022 4 Play with Clay The Shop Gallery, Glebe. Collaboration of 4 different Ceramic Artist, June 2022 Botanica Gosford Community Art Gallery, May 2022.


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