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Pure and minimalist, these clay forms recall the seventeenth-century canal houses of the Dutch Golden Age. Available as made-to-order for a limited time only!

AMSTERDAM ARCHITECTURE SET (5) houses in rustic earthtones.

Still standing today just as they did in early art and photography, the terracotta, ochre and white clay houses here in Holland have hosted Dutch modernization for four centuries. The same geometric shapes of light and shadow immortalized by Johannes Vermeer, Jan van der Heyden and Gerrit Berckheyde in their cityscape paintings lay upon the facades and rooflines of these tiny monuments. Each has a beautifully organic surface with lines and curves familiar to those who know The Netherlands.

* This sculpture was featured in the NRC, one of the leading newspapers in The Netherlands.

This purchase includes five (5) clay Amsterdam houses as shown in photo 1. Houses measure between 6 and 11 cm (2 3/8" and 4 3/8") tall. Each house is handbuilt in my studio in Norway. The clay is a mineral and natural cellulose fiber clay that hardens strongly and naturally. The material is non-toxic and comes from the coastline of Spain.

Ships from my studio in Norway. Plan to allow 1-2 weeks for rare but potential customs delays in recipient's country. Norwegian Post ( Priority Mail estimated delivery times:

United States, Canada: 4-7 days
Scandinavia: 2 days
France, Switzerland: 2-3 days
Australia: 5-8 days
Asia: 4-10 days

Laurie Poast, Norwegian-American, b. 1974. Poast’s work has been featured in major publications and blogs including The Huffington Post, Homes and Gardens Magazine UK, HGTV (Home & Garden Television) online, Apartment Therapy, NRC Netherlands national newspaper, Air Canada's EnRoute Magazine, Sweet Paul Magazine, West Elm, Remodelista, Etsy Blog, Design Mom, and more. Her design products have been featured at Dutch Design Week 2011, Julemarked i Bergen: design og kunsthåndverk 2012 & 2014, Designernes eget Julemarked Oslo 2014, and are available through stockists in the USA, Australia, and Norway.


© Copyright 2012 Laurie Poast. Do not copy. To understand Copyright Law, see

Amsterdam Architecture- Dutch canal houses gift for architect rustic earthtones natural colors

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: mineral and natural cellulose fiber clay, water, clay, natural clay, organic, non toxic, nontoxic, nontoxic clay, non toxic clay, ceramic
  • Made to order
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  • Ships worldwide from Bergen, Norway