Masterclasses for Change 2024
 Outside a flock of indigenous Drenthe Heath sheep is grazing and historical dye crops are cultivated in the botanical garden. Inside in LOADS, the extension of Claudy Jongstra’s studio that serves as a creative hub for collaboration and education across diverse disciplines, it is time for Masterclasses for Change.After the successful series, there will be new possibilities to join the Masterclasses in 2024: on January 26, March 22 and May 3.Would you like to discover how traditional knowledge and crafts shape a more resilient future? And would you like to experience, exchange, collaborate and experiment through various workshops such as wool felting, spinning, weaving, plantbased dyeing and watercolor painting? Then please subscribe (mentioning the date you wish to participate): 


Dates: January 26, March 22, May 3, 2024

Participants: 20 p max; 350 pp.

Time: 10.30-11.00: Introduction, tea, coffee and homemade sweets 

11am-13: wool felting, spinning, weaving, plantbased dyeing and watercolor painting 

13-13.45: organic lunch with holistic chef Katrien van der Eerden 

13.45-15.30: continue development and creation 

15.30-16: debate, discussion, and call to action



Lytse Buorren 23, Spannum, Friesland 

Claudy Jongstra with Galerie Fontana at PAN Amsterdam

From 19 till 26 November 2023 Galerie Fontana is pleased to participate in the 36th edition of PAN Amsterdam, the largest national art fair in the Netherlands. This year the central theme of the presentation is ‘Nature’, with special attention to the works of artist Claudy Jongstra and conceptual photographer Ruud van Empel. The works match and strenghten each other well. Claudy Jongstra is presenting her beautiful and unique wool felted and naturally dyed art pieces, landscapes in vividly brilliant and shimmering hues entitled ‘Indulgencing Warmth’ (1.00 X 1.40 m) and ‘Lime Light Organic’ (1.50 x 2.45 m), made with Drenth Heath and Merino Wool, Mohair, Linnen, Silk and Cotton. Like to see the works? Visit Galerie Fontana at booth 74.

Image: detail of Indulgencing Warmth

Farm to Table dinners in LOADS

Studio Claudy Jongstra organized the first Farm to Table dinner in it's new completely, circular renovated LOADS building with chef Kees Elfring of restaurant Zachtstaal and Jongstra's team. The guests who joined the dinner are connected to the LOADS philosophy. During the lecture of Claudy Jongstra and Claudia Busson they shared recent projects in biodynamic agriculture and community gardens in urban and rural environments in the Netherlands.

New dates for these Farm to Table dinners at LOADS in 2024 will follow soon!

Een avond met: Claudy Jongstra in Nieuwe Instituut

In the monthly series of lectures by emerging and established international voices in design, architecture and digital culture: 'An evening with:...', it is artist and eco-activist Claudy Jongstra who will be in conversation with moderator Andrea van Pol at the New Institute on 9 November. Here she will talk about her woven shade cloth, specially designed to combat heat stress in cities, such as Rotterdam, in combination with greening. She will also talk about her practice, love for wool, inspiration, mission and about national and international heat and drought developments. Hoping to inspire people to innovate and develop with her. Who will also join Jongstra's conversation is Johan Verlinde, programme manager for Rotterdam Weatherword at the Municipality of Rotterdam, where he deals with climate adaptation, water management, how Rotterdam has been living with water for years and the necessary change in public space, the built environment and human behaviour. 

Een avond met: Claudy Jongstra
9 November 2023 
Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
19:30 - 21:00 pm


Studio Claudy Jongstra 3X at Dutch Design Week 2023

Studio Claudy Jongstra is presenting at Dutch Design Week (DDW) in Eindhoven from 21 -29 October 2023. Visitors have the opportunity to see the work of the studio  at several locations. The Microlab showcases LOADS, the project with which Studio Claudy Jongstra was nominated for the Dutch Design Award Best Commissioning. This self-initiated and funded extension of Studio Claudy Jongstra is anchored on three pillars: education, agriculture and fashion. Some pieces from the new revolutionary collection of sustainable garments: LOADS Collection, is also on display at the exhibition. 

 'Southern Fertility', the earthy monumental wool-felted artwork Jongstra commissioned from the owners of the new gourmet farm Vaderland, has recently been hanging in their restaurant in Nederwetten. Lianne van Genugten and Joep Brekelmans will take the wool-felted work to DDW, where it again formed the eye-catching backdrop of a restaurant. This time at pop-up Playground Benz, where Fatherland is hosting dinners as guest chefs during the design week.

And last but not least: the Beautiful Beast traveled from The Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam to Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven. During DDW the robust and sturdy chair originated from an exciting collaboration between Dutch designers Piet Hein Eek and Claudy Jongstra. The design was created exclusively for The Frozen Fountain. The folding screen is included in the collection and is an initiative of WEVED, founded by Jongstra and Stefan Koper, to revitalize the local wool industry by launching a collection of products in collaboration with other designers. Studio Claudy Jongstra used wool from the oldest indigenous breed in Western Europe: Drenthe Heath sheep.

LOADS-Best Commissioning
Dutch Design Awards 2023
Strijp- S, Microlab Hall, Eindhoven

Southern Fertility 
Benz at Kazerne, Eindhoven
Vaderland dinners: 21 to 28 October 2023 

The Beautiful Beast
Claudy Jongstra X Piet Hein Eek

Halvemaanstraat 30, Eindhoven