Posted by: Bob Fisher | October 2, 2009

Climate Change and the Art of Jeroen Bechtold


Art and travel

In the world of travel and tourism, the arts are the principal reason why many people travel. To some extent, however, travel can be risky business.

In his wonderful book The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton says:

“A danger of travel is that we may see things at the wrong time, before we have had an opportunity to build up the necessary receptivity, so that new information is as useless and fugitive as necklace beads without a connecting chain.”

On the other hand we may not have the necessary receptivity to see certain realities because of the old adage of not seeing the forest for the trees.

Art and Climate Change

Jeroen Bechtold is a ceramic artist that I have had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing, and writing about.

His new series “15 Claims” which focuses on Climate Change is a remarkable work that accomplishes many artistic and human objectives.

He is a traveller and artist in the most comprehensive sense of the term; and in that regard he is someone who sees the forest and the trees.

For more information, visit:

Jeroen Bechtold Ceramics, Amsterdam, NL

See also

The Virtual and Other Realities of Jeroen Bechtold


Jeroen Bechtold: A Dutch Ceramist in China, Australia … and Red Deer!

A preview

To see a preview of these new works, click here.

Photographs courtesy of Jeroen Bechtold

More …

See a video of Jeroen’s latest works by clicking on the preceding link.

And see his workshop video on ceramics!

And even more news from Jeroen …


His recent Polish works

Jeroen is a very and amusing and talented man.


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