16 Apr 2020

Black ikebana

These items are available in my cosy Little Amsterdam studio-shop. Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 20

28 Dec 2019

Tiny monuments

Last two years I have been making more and more of these little statues. They just come to me. I still have to figure out what they are about. They help to think about events in life while making them. They might represent little mysteries that happen in life. Or the magic you can see in the everyday. I dont know what the next one will be, but I know Many will follow.

21 Jun 2019

blue dots

Blue dots are in my DNA. Every once in a while I have to make blue dots on my pottery. Just random or organized in rows. It always feels good when I'm painting dots.

12 Dec 2018

Atelier Tempel in Xmas Design Shop

New ceramic works by me will be on show and for sale in an exclusive Xmas Shop on the 15th and 16th december 2018. Curated by Gijs Stork. 30 designers, artists and craftspeople, hand picked and handmade with great care. Oudezijds Voorburgwal 153a, Amsterdam.

4 Apr 2017

27 Mar 2017


Stones always fascinate me. After each holiday I return home with found stones in my backpack.
Of a few of them I had some special ceramic transfers made and made these stippled dishes. 

I found this mysterious cross-hatched stone on a remote beach on the Isle of Skye a couple of years back. Could it be a message from the stone age?

8 Jan 2017

dutch costume museum

There is a small charming new museum in Amsterdam in one of the old canal houses of the Herengracht.Have a look when you are in town.

It is all about the dutch folk dress. The museum has seven rooms and  each one of them is dedicated to the traditional costumes of an area or town in the Netherlands. My favorite dress comes from Staphorst. These photographs are from the Staphorst room.


handprinted fabric in light mourning colors
top for heavy mourning

24 Nov 2016

couleurs de Maroc

During my recent trip to Morocco I rediscovered the color yellow

16 Nov 2016

Pottery from Tamegroute

At Cooperative de Potier Tamegroute in southern Marocco, the pottery is still made by the family Dani in the way it was made for ages. I visited the pottery in early november and was impressed by the skills of the potters, the many beautiful and vibrant shades of green glaze and the robust and pure shapes

master potter Said Dani working on the wheel

The open air kilns are made of clay and broken pottery and fired with palm wood. The clay is found in dry chunks in the desert and ground and mixed in pits in de ground. The ingredients for the mineral glazes as mangan and copper oxide are found in the desert as well.

30 Aug 2016

Street map of De Pijp - AMSTERDAM

Coming soon! Map of Amsterdam's most vibrant neighbourhood De Pijp. Home of Atelier Tempel. The map is Designed and illustrated by me(Hilde Tempelman). It leads you to 22 very special small and interesting shops. Find slow food, perfumes, handmade ceramics, Books, clothing, home decorations and much more!

24 Aug 2016

dishes and fabric

At the moment, the weather in Amsterdam is exceptionally hot for the end of august. For me this is the perfect weather to create new work. I take a swim in the nearby outdoor pool early in the morning.  Ideas flow on the summer breeze. I painted and block printed some fabrics this week, made som new dishes and there is more new work in my kiln right now. I feel good!

20 Aug 2016


 You can find feathers everywhere. In Amsterdam most feathers you will find are grey pigeon feathers. I am always looking for dark or black ones. big black crow feathers are my favorite ones.

3 Aug 2016

14 Jul 2016

printed cotton totes

Small cotton canvas tote with yellow beetroot print and two multi functional handy pouches. €25 and €20. Contact me when interested.

8 Jul 2016

arita house amsterdam

Located adjacent to the Rijksmuseum, just around the corner of my studio-store Atelier Tempel is a wonderful exhibit of Japanese porcelain. A design project of a bunch of European designers with local arita porcelain makers, co-designed and curated by design duo Scholten & Baijings

Go there when you are visiting Amsterdam and have a look at the beautiful walled garden too. Designed by my favorite garden designer Piet Oudolf.  Ruysdaelkade 2-4, Open until dec 2016.

3 May 2016

spring flower vases

Since a few months there is a new flowershop in the neighborhood where you can buy flowers by the piece. That is great. They seem to have nicer flowers than elsewhere. There are these old-fashioned cottage flowers, field flowers and parrot tulips you can see on classic paintings. The shop has no windows, just a warehouse door open to the street when the shop's open. Find it at Gerard Doustraat just past het Gerard Douplein.
dip glazed

there is a bird on the bottom branch
I filled some of my vases and combined them with flowers from my own garden. The bottom vases have stacked compartments like the tulip vases from the 16th century.

paeonies, parrot tulips, camelia, akebia