Amsterdam based designer Hilde Tempelman creates unique handpainted pottery, one of a kind accessories, hand crafted bags and home decorations. As a skilled fashion designer, she worked for many years for the leading dutch brands Oilily and Rags Industrie. She designed childrens and ladies wear as well as graphics and fabrics. Today she is still active in the childrenswear field. But apart from these fashion activities, she regularly retreats in her cosy little Amsterdam studio to create her own world of lovingly made items.
She might overpaint romantic vintage dishes with cars, guitars, UFO's, flower shooting guns, or rock stars. Or she makes cloud shaped tiles with dreamy gold corals and decorates teapots and platters with black lace inspired designs.
The bags are made of refined combinations of rough and vintage fabrics, leather bits and 'found materials'. Everything is sold exclusively through her online shop and in her Amsterdam studio-store, only a five minutes walk from het Rijksmuseum, het van Gogh museum and het Stedelijk museum.
Opening times are irregular but mostly from monday to friday from 12 to 6. To be sure, mail or phone.
If you happen to plan a visit to Amsterdam, make sure to plan a visit to Atelier Tempel as well.