It has been a while since the last time I posted something about this project. Apart from being busy with work and my own education, my approach to this project has been to take it one step at a timeContinue reading
First out of twenty
In July I signed up to a course at Dutch Molds to start with the first steps towards making complex plaster molds. Piet van der Sluis is the owner of Dutch Molds in Amsterdam. He has been making molds forContinue reading
Exploring plaster mold-making
In the past few weeks I continued with my quest to search for production alternatives of plaster molds to make the kissing couples in The Netherlands. The purpose is to reduce initial production costs as much as possible. I alreadyContinue reading
” There is no such thing as the Dutch-Chinese”…
…said Jenny Ho, whom I was fortunate to meet a few weeks ago. Jenny is a sociologist and co-founder of the China town Amsterdam Foundation. During our conversation I felt like a knew her for a long time. I enjoyedContinue reading
Liv. From the country with too much history.
Working on the ‘Chinese Kissing couple’ has been a journey that is making me learn many aspects of this country and Chinese people. What I find most relevant are the small things that during different conversations have slapped my assumptionsContinue reading
“Decorated with Gold and Silver” exhibition leads me to learn more about the Chinese culture.
I went to visit the new Exhibition at Textile Research Center -Leiden “Decorated with Gold and Silver”. I recommend to visit it and to dive into the fascinating world of Silver and Gold embroidery and garment accessories. Here you canContinue reading
China: Work in progress
I have been working on the Chinese female. The shape is almost ready and I have started to create the Chinese male so I will have the first couple ready soon. I will combine this process with a visit toContinue reading
Qipao or Cheongsam- Chinese female traditional garment.
As I mentioned in a previous post, visiting TRC-Leiden has been like finding the Holy Grail. Thanks to Dr. Gillian Vogelsand- Eastwood I met with Christopher Ng, who is a collector of Chinese and South East Asian textiles and garments.Continue reading