Maria van Kesteren makes spare and beautifully proportioned bowl and box forms. Surfaces are evenly stained or painted, so that the detail of the grain becomes secondary to their formal properties and fine definitions of interior and exterior space. Although most celebrated for her works in wood, she has also designed glass for Royal Leerdam and ceramics for factories including Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum. In 1982 van Kesteren designed the trophy for the 1983 to 1987 awards of the Françoise van den Bosch Prize.
Van Kesteren trained with the woodturner Henk van Trierum in Utrecht in the late fifties and is based in Hilversum, Netherlands. In 1991 she received the Culture Prize of the City of Hilversum and the Kho Liang le Prize in 1994. Examples of her work can be found in several major public collections including; the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Centraal Museum (Utrecht), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam). A major retrospective exhibition of her work was held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 1995.
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