Joop creates creramic sculptures that can be placed indoor as well as outdoor. He followed the "Pedagogische Akademie" in Beverwijk in the 60/70's. In the 80's he studied at the "Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming" in Amsterdam. After being a teacher for over 25 years in both primary and secondary schools, Joop pursued is dream of becoming a full-time artist in 2001.
Inspired by furtility sculptures from different historical
periodes and cultures, Joop creates female sculptures with this own
His first exhibition took place in "beeldentuin Akermare" in Akersloot. Later on he became a regular exhibitor at galery "Lughien" in Amsterdam. Other galeries troughout the country such as Grootschermer, Den Helder, Groningen, Roermond, Amersfoort, Helmond, Etten-Leur, Rotterdam, Beverwijk, Heemskerk , Castricum, Woudsend, Leeuwarden, Haarlem etc. followed.
Joop is also often seen at ceramic markets in Dwingeloo, The Hague, Delft, Lisse, de Kunstschouw op Schouwen-Duiveland, Bergense Kunsttiendaagse en Antiekade in Heiloo. In 2014, the municipality of Heiloo organized an exhibition of "13 years of ceramics". Joop's sculptures are currently available at galeries such as "Smelik en Stokking" in The Hague.
Since 2009, several sculptures have also been made available in
bronze. During the yearly art route in Uitgeest, Joop always
organizes an exhibition in his house and garden, where more than 70
pieces are exhibited.
Five years ago, Joop got introduced to yoga. The yoga fascinated him and what most inspired him where the elegant poses. He expressed his inspiration in a series of yoga sculptures that are now available in our online galery.