Atelier Werfklei is a ceramics studio founded by Reinier Sinke. After his studies at SBB in Gouda, The Netherlands and an apprenticeship at Artigas, Utrecht, het started his own studio in one of cellars on the wharf of the Oudegracht canal in Utrecht's city centre. There he built his large network of pottery students and connected with many Utrecht based artists interested in working with clay. Next to this he designed his iPhone speaker, now on sale in handmade design shops like De Kast, large plates with transfers, vases and large bowls with crystalline glazes.
In 2015 Werfklei moved to a slightly bigger studio in an old factory together with 60 other creatives called VechtclubXL. Next to Reinier and Anne, five other ceramists teach at the studio. 77 pottery students are currently training their skills on the potter's wheel at Werfklei.
Anne Boeschoten (1985) started as a student in Reiniers pottery classes. After one year of training, she started working on Tuesdays as an apprentice. Soon she got more experienced in working with stoneware and porcelain on the wheel and started to teach weekly courses. She also teaches workshops on local materials, ash glazes and introduction to the potter's wheel. See Werfklei's page to learn more about the courses and workshops.
Next to her work as a potter, she is a graduate student of English at University of Utrecht and works as an artist.
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