Geertje Jacobs is the director of the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) in The Netherlands. After studying Art History in Utrecht and Florence she worked for over 15 years in several museums in the Netherlands, including The National Glass Museum and The Textile Museum. The EKWC is an international artist-in-residence and centre-of-excellence for ceramics. For over 50 years, artists, designers and architects from all over the world have worked here to experiment with clay. The experiments result in both special works of art and technical innovations. The combination of unique facilities, the presence of consultants with internationally leading technical knowledge and the openness to freely share recipes, processes and innovations, makes EKWC a special place.