Toon Thijs is a ceramicist with a difference.
Toon Thijs was born in Brabant in the Netherlands in 1948, and following a training course at the Academy of Art at Tilburg he took up a post as teacher of art in the Academy at Arnhem. His studio work has always been an important part of his life and he has exhibited extensively in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
Toon has received many prizes for his work and was nominated for the ceramics prize for the North Netherlands in 1997. In 2001 the visitors to the North Netherlands Ceramic Festival awarded him first prize and again in 2010.