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> History Artihove


1749 - Pottery "De Swean"

Artihove Art Centre dates back to 1749. The site was occupied originally by the  Regina pottery. Regina was a highly reputable family business, well-known for the quality of its china. The factory produced Dutch Gouda pottery and specialised in delftware products.


1898 - “Regina” (WB)

1978 - Takeover Regina (WB) by Artihove

In 1978 the ‘Regina’ pottery in Gouda fell into the hands of Mr A.J. van Dijk. After a while the business started to specialise in the design, development and manufacture of artistic objects specially commissioned by clients eager to present themselves in an out-of-the-way fashion and enabling them to single themselves out from the rest of the competition.


The arrival of Corry Ammerlaan signalled the introduction of ‘art’ as a symbolic value within the organisation. In 1989, the ‘Artihove’ arts centre was opened, a complex of studios, offices, exhibition spaces and a sculpture park.


In 1994, the name was changed to Artihove Art Centre, partly because a centre of  such impressive proportions was developing. This was due to the emergence of  more diverse forms of art. Artihove is now an organisation which not only serves  the consumer, but industry too, with a wide selection of art products ranging from artistic gifts, interior design, garden art, even funeral art. Artihove’s experience and  creative vision forms a platform on which high quality art products can be originated.