Pottery vase by Nel Goedhart
Nel Goedhart was born in Leiderdorp in 1937. She comes from a family with four children, of whom she is the youngest. Her father was a milkman. Nel Goedhart worked as a potter at Pieter Groeneveldt in Voorschoten. Groeneveldt is one of the first employers to hire women as potters. There are five women working at the company. Quote Groeneveldt: "Pottery making not only requires skill, but it is also a matter of creativity and feeling." Nel Goedhart works for Zaalberg from 1957 to 1960. Nel has been working for herself since 1961. She established her studio behind Café-Restaurant Piet Gijs in Noordwijkerhout. In addition to her own production, she also gives lessons to young potters. Nel Goedhart dies at the age of 38 in Leiden.
Work by Nel Goedhart usually has the name stamped in full, just like the signature in this little sgrafitto vase.