Roosje van Donselaar


Roosje van Donselaar is an Amsterdam based artist/sculptor. In her current work she translates fragments of dreams and desires, travels through past and future centuries, into ceramic sculptures.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

Favorite Books:
Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

Christie’s (second hand books)
Marktplaats (Dutch Ebay)


What apps do you use the most and why?

Radio 4 (Dutch radio, classical music)
Catawiki (auction app)

Whats currently on your playlist?

Falling Rizlas by Actress
Circle Song Six by Bobby McFerrin
The Anchor Song by Björk
What's He Building by Tom Waits
Pre-Barok by Mica Levi
Love In The Time of Lexapro by Oneohtrix Point Never
Moving Through Time by Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks soundtrack)
Smoke Dreams by Red Norvo
Stone in Focus by Aphex Twin
Fratres by Arvo Pärt (performed by Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarrett)

What records would you recommend to hear?

Devotion by Tirzah
Remain Calm by Mica Levi
Under The Sun by Mark Pritchard
Compro by Skee Mask
Export by RAP
Ibiza Redux by Special Occasion
Fire Walk With Me (Twin Peaks soundtrack) by Angelo Badalamenti
The Wild Blue Yonder (soundtrack) by Ernst Reijseger
Lux by Voces8
Circle Songs by Bobby McFerrin
Suspiria (soundtrack) by Thom Yorke
Age Of by Oneohtrix Point Never
Serpent Music by Yves Tumor
The Narcissist II by Dean Blunt
Homogenic by Björk
Mule Variations by Tom Waits
Aromanticism by Moses Sumney
Blackstar by David Bowie
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (soundtrack) by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt


Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Let the Right One In
The Sisters Brothers
There Will Be Blood
Good Time
Eighth Grade
Das Leben Der Anderen
Twin Peaks
The Wild Blue Yonder
The Seventh Seal

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Richard Hughes
Franz West
Frantisek Skála
Rinus van der Velde
Germaine Kruip
Eberhard Havekost
Luc Tuymans
Koenraad Dedobbeleer
Leon Adriaans

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

Twin Peaks (all time favorite)
My latest obsession: Govert naar de grenzen van het heelal (6 episodes by Govert Schilling about the different aspects of the creation of our planetary system)

Who are you following?

Sorry, I'm not on the social media ;)

What tools do you use in your work?

Wooden sticks

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

Shelter Publications
Volkskrant, newspaper
Parool, newspaper
NOS, Dutch news site

What are your favorite gadgets?

My antique jewelry, collected throughout the years
MAC satin lipstick
Aesop Blood orange massage oil
Fiskars scissors
Needle and thread


Roosje van Donselaar
Post Modern Collection


Last image by © Marlenne Assendelft