CV + Biography


Fine Art at the Free Academy of Fine Arts (2010-2013) | Driebergen, The Netherlands 


Ceramics at CREA (1996-2014) | Hengelo, The Netherlands

Glass fusing at HelderGlaskunst (2012-2016) | Hengelo, The Netherlands

Glass casting at Studio Scope (2016) | Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands 

Pâte de verre at Stichting Tengel (2016) | Zaandam, The Netherlands

Monumental sculpting from Katrin Dekoninck (2017) | Mol, Belgium 

Masterclass glass fusing from Frank van der Ham (2017) | Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Exhibitions *a selection

Participant in art fair | Huntenkunst | Ulft (NL) 2023

Solo exhibition in gallery | Gallery Art Fra | Apeldoorn ( NL ) 2023

Participant in art fair | Swiss Art Expo | Zürich (CH) | 2022

Exhibitor in gallery | Galerie Mariani | Goor (NL) | 2022

Participant art fair | Goudse keramiekdagen | Gouda (NL) | 2022

Participant art fair | National art days | Gorinchem (NL) | 2021

Participant biennale | ArtExpo | New York  (USA) | 2021

Exhibitor in gallery | Heart Gallery | Hengelo (NL) | 2019

Participant art fair | Kunstschouw Zeeland | Duiven (NL) | 2018

Participant art fair | International glass and ceramics fair | Haacht (BE) | 2018

Part of artists’ collective | Galerie Gastvrij | Ootmarsum (NL) | 2014-2015

Participant art fair | Kunst in Ootmarsum | Ootmarsum (NL) | 2014 + 2015 

Part of exhibition | Keramix | Zoetermeer (NL) | 2014

Participant graduation exhibition | Eindexpositie VABK | Driebergen (NL) | 2013

Participant art fair | Kunstmarkt Deventer | Deventer (NL) | 2012 

Participant art fair | Kunst in het Volkspark | Enschede (NL) | 2010

Exhibitor in gallery | Galerie de Graanzolder | Haaksbergen (NL) | 2009


Member of NABK | National association of visual arts


Leading workshops | Pâte de Verre | Studio Lamozanja | Hengelo


Anja was born in Rotterdam. Since 1989 she lives with her husband and later 3 children in Hengelo (ov). Not only did she become a mother 25 years ago, she also came into contact with clay, which meant the beginning of a development that has led to the present-day artistry. 

The birth of this 4th “child” was during ceramics lessons from Ludmilla van der Spoel. After a few years, she was seized by the mosaic virus in Venice. She soon started combining these techniques.

After playing in childhood, the art course in Driebergen gave her a solid foundation for further growth. During this training, she also began to study the various glass techniques. The transparency, the colors, the fragility of pâte de verre versus the earthiness of clay makes that these materials strengthen each other.

Clay is her basic material. Because she wanted to work on a larger scale, she learned techniques in Belgium (under Katrin Dekoninck) that give her the freedom to sculpt monumentally. By polychroming her sculptures, the skin of the sculpture remains more natural.

The beauty of transience and life itself are her inspiration. With her sculptures, Anja wants to represent the essence, catch emotions, and make the unconscious visible.