Royal Tichelaar Makkum


One of Holland’s oldest companies is Royal Tichelaar Makkum. Centuries of ceramic history started out in with a brickyard halfway through the 16th century. Bricks were replaced for pottery in 1670, which changed into ornamental earthenware in 1890.

Dutch Art and Design

Royal Tichelaar Makkum knows how to combine two extremes: traditional and modern. Although it has been a family business with its own traditions for centuries, new ideas for production methods and products are welcomed with open arms. An example of one of their major projects is the terracotta-tiled façade of the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

Ceramics from Makkum

The splendid craftsmanship of Royal Tichelaar in the small Frisian village Makkum won’t disappoint you. Take a road trip to the north of the Netherlands and learn more about the history, projects and design of Royal Tichelaar Makkum. It will be hard to resist buying a piece of ceramic art from the shop. 
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