MEET THE MAKER
As a weaver, Theo builds his own universe based on patterns, algorithms and simple rules. Those rules in combination with the limitations and possibilities of the loom set him on a track, his handwriting does the rest. The weaves are slowly growing under his hands, each step in the process is carefully carried out. ‘Everyday life tempts us to be busy. By doing less and slowing down you can experience more. This creates dedication, craftsmanship and expertise. I am convinced that these are ingredients for a valuable society. My wall textiles and rugs are like mirrors, to remind you what really matters.’
WHAT ARE YOUR FEEDBACKS?
‘The Crafting Business program provided by Crafts Council Nederland was a fantastic opportunity for me to learn to be a decisive creative entrepreneur. Other creators have already put so many smart ideas into practice that I can build on. Both the renowned professionals and the fellow students were a source of knowledge and inspiration. In addition, there was coaching by Marion Beltman, always safe and confident, but also questioning and critical. That helps me to align the quality of my company with the quality of my textiles.’