Hi, I am Renate van Lamsweerde.
A Dutch artist and art historian dedicating my life to exploring different forms of art. The art of ceramics, photography, design, drawing and also culinary cultures. Born in The Hague, the Netherlands, I grew up in a house where art was a way of living, with Italian roots that inspired my love for beauty and art.
After my studies I was living in Florence, Italy, but when my father got terminally ill I returned to the Netherlands, I became a mother to two sons and worked for the Museum of Literature and Children's Books. It was in 2018 during the first trip to Marrakech, Morocco, that I discovered my love for the country's history and artistic traditions. And accepted my creative mind of being.
Today you can find me in Marrakech or in The Hague. I work with Moroccan artisans, am inspired by the Amazigh (Berber) culture and Marrakshi's ..and in full admiration of their traditions, skills and humor.
Working together, for me, is a testament to the power of art to inspire, transform, and connect people across cultures and continents.