AnneMarie Laureys was born in Beveren Waas, in 1962, she lives and works in Russeignies, Belgium.

Her work is critically acclaimed and present in several private and institutional collections.

Anne Marie studied at the Luca School Of Arts, Ceramics Department, Ghent, Belgium. Her work can be found in private collections internationally and are included in the official collections of the Province of Hainaut, The Design Museum Ghent, 

Belgium, Princessehof Museum, The Netherlands, The Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, The Arts and Crafts Museum of Shanghai, China, the Keramikmuseum, Westerwald, Germany and most recently, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, ,USA.

Her work is exhibited in several countries from South Korea (Icheon Biennale) to Taiwan (Yingge), Japan (Mino), China (Changhai) more recently in UK, Switzerland, France and currently in USA.

Boca Raton Museum of Art for the show ‘Regarding George Ohr: contemporary ceramics in the spirit of the mad potter. Alongside with other iconic ceramic artists such as Glenn Barkley, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Babak Golkar, the Haas Brothers, King Houndekpinkou, Takuro Kuwata, Gareth Mason, Ron Nagle, Gustavo Prez, Ken Price, Brian Rochefort, Sterling 

Ruby, Arlene Shechet, Peter Voulkos, Jesse Wine, and Betty Woodman. A show curated by Garth Clark.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA for the show ‘Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection’ This show celebrates an extraordinary gift of 125 modern and contemporary ceramics from Robert A. Ellison Jr., made to The Met in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. The exhibition will present a selection of over 75 works from this unparalleled collection that charts the evolution of abstraction in clay from the second half of the twentieth century through the present.

Published on the occasion of an exhibition highlighting a recent transformative gift of 125 works from the New York City-based collector Robert Ellison to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, beautifully presents this deeply personal pursuit and is a fitting coda to his commitment to sharing these works with the public.


Bio CV summary

Work in public collections (selection)

USA: Metropolitan Museum, NY/ Boca RatonMuseum, FL

Europe: Westerwaldmuseum, Germany/Ariana Museum, Switzerland / Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium / Museum of Porcelain, Walbrzych, Poland

Asia: Art & Crafts Museum Shanghai, China,  / Jingghe Museum, Taiwan


  • 2023 BISE, La Verrière, Hermes Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2018-2019  LOOK OUT Jason Jacques Gallery, NY, USA
  • 2018  PUSH Artecetera Belgium


  • 2023 GOING BEYOND Taste Contemporary, London, UK
  • 2022  SOLID SOIL, 10a gallery, Belgium
  • 2019  HOST, 10a Gallery, Belgium
  • 2014  Puls Belgium
  • 2009  Puls Belgium






  • BISE, soloshow, La Verrière, Brussels, Belgium  
  • Going Beyond, Taste contemporary, Cromwell Place, London, UK
  • Maestros del futuro, Sevilla, Spain
  • Artistic Project, BeCraft, Art Brussels, Belgium



  • Solid Soil, Galery 10a, Belgium
  • The last Prisoner Project, Jason Jacques Gallery, New York, USA
  • TheThinking Hand, Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
  • In the round, Unit Gallery, London, UK
  • Matières Premières, Synonymes d’objets, Becraft, Elevens Steens, Brussels, Belgium
  • Art Geneva, Taste Contemporary, Switzerland


  • Distorted Duets, Usine Kugler, Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland,
  • Wundertower K.E.R.K. Nick Ervinck Kunsthalle Middelkerke, Belgium
  • Private Collection #3 by Hans Vandekerckhove at Tatjana Pieters Gallery Ghent,Belgium
  • Avant le coucher du soleil, collection de la province de Hainaut, Maison Losseau, Mons, Belgium
  • Shapes from out of Nowhere, Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • This is the sound of C., CC Zwaneberg, Curator Kris Campo, Heist op den Berg, Belgium
  • Colors etc, Tripostal, Lille, France


  • Design Miami, Jason Jacques Gallery, NY, USA
  • Honey Me, Artecetera, Tielrode, Belgium
  • Homo Faber Insight, Be Craft, Mons, Belgium
  • PUSH online exhibition, Taste Contemporary Geneve, Switzerland
  • 25 Years, Carla Koch Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Au Dela du Pot, Galerie du Don, Le Don du Fel, France
  • Kleureyck, Design Museum Ghent, Belgium
  • Collectable, Brussels, Belgium
  • New Page, Galerie 10a Otegem, Belgium


  • Visceral Clay, group-show Peters Project, Santa Fe, USA
  • Clay … a commitment, atelier lachaert dhanis Tielrode, Belgium
  • HOST soloshow Galerie 10a Otegem, Belgium
  • Rear Window, London, UK
  • Memento Mons, Beaux Arts Museum, Mons, Belgium
  • Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Carla Koch, The Netherlands
  • 30 for 30 Jason Jacques Gallery, New York, USA
  • Art Geneva, Taste Contemporary, Switzerland


  • Solo show LOOK OUT Jason Jacques Gallery, New York, USA
  • Vasa Vasorum, group-show curated by Garth Clark, Peters Project, Santa Fe, USA
  • Contained, volume visualized through clay and glass, with Alison Britton, Andrea Walsh, Anne Marie Laureys, Deirdre McLoughin, Richard Meitner, Marit Tingleff, J.M. Wintrebert curated by Monique Deul, Arianamuseum, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Pome Brut, curated by Sofie Lachaert and Sigrid Demyttenaere, group exhibition Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium
  • TEFAF, Maastricht The Netherlands, Jason Jacque sGallery, New York, US 
  • PUSH exhibition project Anne Marie & Patrick – Montagne Russe invited by atelier Lachaert & D’Hanis, Belgium
  • De Briques, traveling group exhibition, Douai, La Borne France
  • Nage Libre, WCC-BF collection Muse La Piscine Roubaix, France


  • Invited artist ‘Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Art in the Spirit of the Mad Potter’ group-show with Garth Clark as curator and with Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, The Haas Brothers, Katuro Kuwata, Anne Marie Laureys, Gareth Mason, Ron Nagle, Ken Price, Brian Rochefort, Jesse Wine, Betty Woodman, Boca Rotan Museum of Art, Florida, USA  

  • ‘Valuables’ atelierlachaertdhanis, Tielrode, Belgium
  • ‘Nage Libre’ Wcc-bf Anciens Abattoirs Mons, Belgium
  • ‘De Collectioneur’ Aka Tielt, Belgium
  • TASTE at Tresor Contemporary Craft, Basel; Switzerland
  • ‘Spotlights on ceramics’  TASTE at ArtMonteCarlo, Monaco
  • Curiosity group show, Palais Abbatial de Saint Hubert, Luxembourg, Belgium
  • De Briques, traveling group exhibition Le Non-Lieu, Roubaix, France and WCC-Bf Galerie, Mons, Belgium
  • Ceramiek, group show, AKA Tielt, Belgium
  • Carla Koch The Hague Art Fair, Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, The Netherlands
  • WCC-Bf at Collect London 2017, United Kingdom
  • TASTE at ArtGenve, Switzerland
  • Vase – Function Reviewed, Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland
  • Nuages : International selection of artists, Wcc-Bf, Mons, Belgium                         




  • Sexy Ceramics, Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Vase – Function Reviewed an  international selection of artists working with the vessel format, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Nuages : International selection of artists Cc Giroussens France & Mons, Belgium
  • ‘Smell the Roses’ atelier Lachaert & D’Hanis, Belgium
  • Random Growth, Sarah Myerscough, Gallery London, United Kingdom
  • Art Amsterdam, Carla Koch gallery, The Netherlands
  • Taste Contemporary Craft Artgeneve, Switzerland  & Switzerland-carlo, Monaco


  • Auction, Museum DHondt Dhaenens, Belgium
  • Gallery Sofie Lachaert, off space, Knokke, Belgium
  • Collect, London, UK
  • 20 Year!, Carla Koch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Dubai 2015, Arabian Emirates
  • Taste CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS at Artgeneve, Switzerland


  • ‘not just a bowl of cherries’, a celebration of 25 years Sofie Lachaert Gallery, Belgium
  • Anna Heindl & Anne Marie Laureys Sofie Lachaert Gallery, Belgium
  • Vase: Vessel: Void, curated by Brian Kennedy and OS at Oliver Sears Gallery Dublin, Ireland
  • Ceramic Event VI, curated by Gallery de L’, Brussels, Belgium
  • “La Borne Invite les Belges” Belgium Contemporary Ceramics at Switzerland, France
  • Ceramic Art London, CAL 2014, United Kingdom
  • Invited artist Masterclass “Me, clay & Mr Frankenstein”, Delhi Blue Pottery, New Delhi, India
  • Taste Contemporary Crafts, Geneva, Switzerland


  • Show in duo with Halima Cassell, UK, Puls Gallery Brussels, B
  • Oeverture, Conversation Noue, Els Jacobs invites, Nora De Rudder, AnneMarie Laureys, Ria Lins, Ghent, B
  • Lecture at the Ceramics and Glass department, Royal college of Art, London, UK
  • Group-show Belgian Crafts WCC-BF invites Design Flanders at Collect 2013, London, UK
  • Group-show Reinhilde Van Grieken, Ester Stasse, Group show Pauwels, Barbara Nanning, Anne Marie Laureys, AD Gallery, Antwerp, B
  • Group show Contemporary Ceramics Le Paige, Herentals, B
  • Invited artist at Paradigm a group-show of Norsk Kunsthandverk (Oslo), Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, B


  • Symposium Porcelain another Way exhibition group show museum & Glass and Ceramics Gallery Wroclaw, Poland
  • Hidden Talent Group Show at Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode (near Antwerp) , B
  • Invited artist at the Porcelain another way symposium, Walbrzych, Poland
  • Group show Connivences ‘artistes en affinité’, duo presentation with Patrick Vanhuffel summer of the EPAA WCC-BF, Mons,, B
  • Kunst RAI Amsterdam, NL represented by Gallery Carla Koch, NL
  • Group show by WCC-BF, Collect 2012, Saatchi Building, London, UK


  • Hitte/Heat an experiment, invited artist at FS Gallery and private museum, Ghent, B
  • Honourable mention International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan
  • The Vessel a show by Wcc-Bf, Collect 2011 Saatchi building,London, B
  • Solo show Clara Scremini gallery, Paris, F


  • Happy Christmas Stocking, Puls Ceramics Gallery Brussels, B
  • Keramiekparcours : Duo Show Philippe Barde & Anne Marie Laureys at Ann Mertens Gallery, Leuven, B
  • ‘KOM’ an international selection all about the ceramic vessel by Mieke Everaet at Cypres Gallery Leuven,B
  • Solo show at Carla Koch Gallery, Amsterdam, B
  • Rayon Art, Iselp,Brussels, B
  • Biennale de la cramique contemporaine, Andenne, B
  • Misenpli, Comblain au pont,B
  • Still Life from Flanders, Flow Gallery, London, UK
  • GaeaAeolus/The wind project & Clay-e-motion forms, Artonivo,Brugge,B
  • “Dialogue”, Wcc, Bf, Mons, B
  • European Prize for Applied Arts, Grand Hall of the Ancient abattoirs, Mons, B


  • European Ceramics Westerwald Preis 2009, Keramikmuseum Hohr Grenzhausen, D
  • The World Cup 10 years of FS Gallery & Private Museum Ghent, B
  • 5th World Ceramic Biennial 2009 Cibeko, Korea
  • Ceramica Multiplex Museum Varazdin, Croatia
  • Halima Cassell & Anne Marie Laureys at Puls Ceramics Brussels, B
  • Down to Earth, CC Strombeek, B
  • 6xKei, CC De Brouwerij, Ronse, B
  • 2008
  • Qartz pakt uit, Mechelen, B
  • Design Verpakt,Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels, B
  • First Biennial Contemporary Teapot Exhibition/Arts & Crafts museum, Shanghai, China
  • Vallauris Biennale Internationale de la Cramique Contemporaine, FR
  • Taiwan Ceramics Biennale/Juror Recommendation,Tapei Country Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
  • With love from Belgium ceramic museum Westerwald, Hohr-Grenzhausen, D
  • 2007
  • Triennale Europenne Ceramique/Verre, Mons, B
  • Design Verpakt, Design Vlaanderen galerie Brussel, B
  • Centrum Goed Werk/Felicity Aylieff en Anne Marie Laureys, Zulte B & ceramic conference at Cirkel Brasschaat, B
  • Galerie Ingrid Adriaensens, Gent B
  • International Ceramics, Loes& Reinier, Deventer, NL
  • Museum Waterland, Belgian Design, Purmerend, NL
  • Cerco 07 Feria y Premio Internacional de Ceramica Contemporanea, Zaragoza, S
  • New Harvest Design Flanders, Brussel, B
  • Wcc-bf Mons, B
  • 2006
  • The Yard Nijmegen, NL
  • Wcc-bf- Mons, B
  • Ceramic Art London, Royal College, London, UK
  • 2005 : Wcc-bf Mons, B
    2003 : Galerie Link, Gent,B
    2002 : Centrum Goed Werk, Zulte, B


  • 2013 talk in duo with Kris Campo at Keramiekatelier Ieper, B
  • 2013 talk in duo with Jeanne Opgenhaffen Contemporary Ceramics at Chateau Le Paige,Herentals, B
  • 2012 HEAT a lecture about my contemporary ceramic art work at CC Strombeek, B
  • 2010 Philippe Barde, Anton Reynders, Trees De Mits Anne Marie Laureys at Museum M,Leuven, B
  • 2009 Ceramics of India, The Ayanaar Horses, Andenne, B
  • 2008 Ceramic Art London (event programme) Royal College of art , London, UK
  • 2007 Ceramic conference Studio Ceramics TodaySchoten Centrum Goed Werk & Atelier Cirkel 27 /10/07
  • The studio ceramics of tomorrow Felicity Aylieff & Anne Marie Laureys


  • Robert A. Ellison CollecAon, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • Flint InsAtute of Arts, Michigan, USA
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
  • Keramiekmuseum, Princessehof, The Netherlands
  • Westerwald Museum, Germany
  • Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Design Museum Ghent, Belgium
  • Art & Crafts Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Arts & Crafts collection Province du Hainaut, Belgium
  • Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Official Collection, Taiwan
  • Museum of Modern Art,Grand Hornu, Arts&Crafts collection Province du Hainaut, Belgium
  • Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium


  • 2021: Shapes From Out of Nowhere. Works from the Robert A. Ellison CollecAon to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, August Editions, USA
  • 2020: Carla Koch: 25 Year Carla Koch Gallery, Netherlands
  • 2020: Ceramics Masterclass: Creative Techniques of 100 Great ArAsts by Louisa Taylor, Thames & Hudson, UK
  • 201930 FOR 30 ARTBOOK published by Jason Jacques Gallery, New York a celebration 30 years on the hunt.
  • 2018LOOK OUT Catalog soloshow Jason Jacques Gallery New York, USA
  • 2018: Contained Contenu Musee Ariana Geneva, catalog published by Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2017PUSH Online artist book
  • 2016 : Function, Form, Fantasy Ceramics from the DR. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection, USA
  • 2011 : Hitte/Heat text written by Didier Van de Steene about the HEAT experiment anno 2011, B
  • 2011 : The POT BOOK by Edmund De Waal, Phaidon Press, London, UK,
  • 2009 : CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS by Emmanuel Cooper,London,UK
  • 2009 : Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre, nr 02/09
  • 2008 : KME magazine, Zum zeil Tansen, nr 6/2008
  • 2007 : Kleikeramiek magazine interview & cover, juni 07
  • 2007 : BREAKING THE MOULD boek BDP new approaches to ceramics .Londen, UK
  • 2007 : Interview/tekst Well educated clay is as gentle as a little girl Didier Van De Steene
  • 1990-2006 : articles in magazines, sites, newspapers , bv : Knack magazine, De Morgen, Feeling etc..


1981/85 Luca School of Arts, Ceramics Department, Gehnt, Belgium head of ceramics department Marnix Hoys & Rik Vandewege, speciality: wheelthrowing.
Final project : Saltglaze all around the Jacobacanne: history, kiln-construction, firing, interpretation of form.
Stages, workshops in Belgium & Portugal, UK, Italy, India …