Sunday, 10 July 2011

Royal Delft, the only remaining Delftware factory from the 17th century.

Delfts Bleu is one of the most famous products of The Netherlands. Royal Delft, or the “Porceleyne Fles” is a Delftware factory founded in 1653 and is the oldest of its kind still in operation. You can visit the museum, shop and factory. Here you find many pieces of art. They demonstrate how to bake pottery and paint it by hand. The artists have to follow a training of one year before they master the painting skill. The paint is in fact black, but due to the composition and the heating process the paint becomes blue. The pieces are a bit expensive but it is also possible to buy an item from “Westraven” a subaidiary which works with an industrial painting process. If you go to Delft, you need to visit this factory.

Delfts Blauw is een van de meest beroemde producten van Nederland. Royal Delft of de “Porceleyne Fles” is een Delfts Blauw fabriek uit 1653 en de oudste die nog in gebruik is. Je kan het museum, winkel en de fabriek bezoeken. Hier vind je vele kunstwerken. Tijdens demonstraties tonen ze hoe de potten en borden met de hand worden beschilderd. De kunstenaars moeten hiervoor een volledig jaar in training gaan vooraleer ze deze schilderkunst beheersen. De verf is in feite zwart en wordt blauw door de samenstelling en het bakproces. De aardewerken zijn redelijk duur maar het is ook mogelijk een stuk te kopen van “Westraven” een dochterbedrijf die het aardewerk machinaal spuit. Als je in Delft bent moet je deze fabriek zeker bezoeken..

Royal Delft
Royal Delft
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Royal Delft
Previous Delft article: Crypt of the Dutch Royal family, Delft

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5 comments:

  1. Reminds me of the Chinese Porcelain plates. I saw some of these porcelain plates in Rijksmuseum. :) Beautiful and intricate pieces.

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  2. Such intricate painting which requires lots of patience. I like the shoes and I have seen a similar vase at a local museum. Perhaps it is from Delft.

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  3. Bonjour dear friends,
    Amazing set of pictures, those porcelains are a treasure!Lovely collages and pictures!
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

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  4. what very lovely porcelains, i believe i saw some of their designs but I am not sure if they are from Delft.

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  5. its a great museum and factory, I love our plates we bought there few months ago....what a nice idea to write about it:-)

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