Han Boerrigter is a ceramist who works in a long tradition. His ceramic work goes back to ancient traditions, he
not only enriched but also refreshes. The motifs present in his work bringing the past into memory; butterflies and geishas but triptychs times regularly in his work. A modest character and a sincere simplicity characterize his oeuvre.
To create ceramic art is precise knowledge and control of the materials
is a requirement. Han uses stoneware clay and porcelain to create his dishes and pots on the turntable. Stoneware Clay is a natural raw material from the Tertiary era that many centuries has endured a continuous weathering process. The high geological age
that is more flexible and clay during the heating resistant than other clays. At temperatures above 1250 ° C fuse the components into a glass-like mass. They sintering. Porcelain has by virtue of its main components quartz, feldspar and kaolin, matching
properties with stoneware. The pots are first cured in the heating, then decorated, and, finally, reducing firing at high temperature. The glaze firing is set to 1366'C Surface
decoration with colorful glaze, completed the process. The metallic colors get during firing at high temperatures, their enduring brilliance. In the use of multiple colors on a single pot, the danger exists that these colors merge into each other. Here is
a very precise knowledge of materials needed to make all the shades in the desired arrangement on the pots by the artist appear. His vast knowledge of glazes and control there of during firing, giving Han Boerrigter the freedom to create beauty. Han Boerrigter recently
celebrated its 50th anniversary.