Curriculum Vitae

Han (Johan Alexander) Boerrigter – Nijmegen – 1935

 

 

Study: Canada

 

1962 – 1964:                 Vancouver School of Art.

Major running and developing glazes with ‘Masters of Art’ Wayne Ngang en Robert Weghsteen.  Techniques: Stoneware and Raku

 

Study: U.S.A.

 

1970:                             Gemological Institute of America

 

1970 – 1972:                 Pasadena Art College California, classinstructor:                                                   

Carlton Ball, Daniel Rhodes, Susan Peterson.Department of fine arts: ceramics and  metal casting and continued glaze Asian studies, which later resulted in computer software for glazes. International Glaze Calculation Program. (© 1978 – and beyond).

 

 

1973:                             Back in The Netherlands Hallum (Fr.)

Built a field oven, began monumental and turned - reduction fired - ceramic stoneware and porcelain (1350°C - 1366°C).

 

1977:                             Mussel (Gr.)

Still working,  in studio on new developments and creations.

 

 

Han Boerrigter was the First in the World with a international P/C program I.G.C.P.* for the complete calculation of glazes such as:

Firing temperature – elements – Seeger – analysis – in the warm and cold condition – recipe – moleculair weight – heat expansion – surface tension – tractive force – oppression force – and the relation of SiO2/Al2O3.

(with users guide in 6 languages).

 

* (I.G.C.P. International Glaze Calculation Program © 1978 and beyond)

  • Second award winning pot. Pacific National Exhibition B.C. Canada 1962. Published in the book - The crafts of the modern world - (page 202). by Rose Slivka. Reference World Crafts Council - Library of Congress Cat # 68.8853-1968

Musea – Expositions:

 

  • Museum Boijmans van Beuningen – Rotterdam

  • Museum Jagdschloss, Clemenswerth – Germany

  • Museum Het Princessehof – Leeuwarden

  • Museum Oldenburg – Germany

  • Volkshochschule, Papenburg – Germany

  • Museum Ton Schulten – Oostmarsum

  • Teemuseum Norden , Ostfriesland – Germany

  • Museo Cità Del e Territorio Vetralla , Italy

 

 

2012 Pan (november)

2014 TEFAF – Maastricht (First expo still being alive ceramist)

2014 Art Breda

2015, 2016, 2017 TEFAF – Maastricht

2016 Kunst RAI Art – Amsterdam

2017 PAN 18 nov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposia speaker:

 

  • 1978 Podmore Holland Bussum

  • 1984 Keramisch werkcentrum Heusden

  • 1985 Computer Glazes – Madrid

  • 1989 Computer Glazes, Ceramica Y Vidro – Tenerife

  • 1996 Computer Glazes, Vetralla – Italy

 

 

Publications:

 

  • Rose Slivka “The crafts of the modern World” U.S.A.

  • Jaap Romijn “Head and hands, filosofie en keramiek”

  • H.J. Plenter: “De eenvoud van de pottenbakker”

  • Eckhard Wagner: “Steinzeug von HanBoerrigter Kunst und Handwerk”

  • Ceramica Madrid: “Han Boerrigter – Ceramics”

  • Neue Keramik Zeitschrift: Gustav Weiss – “Keramik, Han Boerriger”

  • J.A. Boerrigter: “Users guide for the International Glaze Calculation Program”

  • Dr. Lucette M. Oosterbroek: “Het wonder der Herkenning”

  • Leeuwarder Courant: Henk van der Meulen “Glazuur-alchemist”

  • Galerie de Roos van Tudor: “Glad to be (a)round”