Welcome to Atelier Awful

We're a gallery and private makerspace in Amsterdam.

Looking for some last minute gifts? Or presents for yourself? Join us December 16th between 12:00 and 18:00 for an Awful Holiday Market! Meet the artists and shop ceramics, prints, original paintings, and more.

Atelier Awful is a creative space located in Amsterdam’s Dappermarkt.

A collaboration between Shannon E. Thomas and Hans Gerwitz, Atelier Awful is a cabinet of curiosities ranging from the visual to the edible. We seek to create and curate events and experiences that bring together old and new, sometimes in contrast and others in harmony.

Aside from published exhibition times, Awful is open by appointment only. Want an invite to our happenings? Join our mailing list.

Want to plan a visit? Get in touch.

Upcoming Events

an image with text – Awful Holiday Market – and snowflakes

16 December 2023 / 12:00 – 18:00

An Awful Holiday Market

Join artists Alex, Monika, Hans, and Shannon on Saturday, December 16th between 12:00 and 18:00 for accessible art and one-of-a-kind gifts for friends or yourself.

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Awful Artists

a painting of a girl drinking a lemon-flavored beverage in front of a window

Shannon E. Thomas

Shannon is a figurative artist who likes painting, drawing, and making things out of clay.

Conceptually, she’s fascinated with mythology and technology. Aesthetically, she can’t get enough of the human form, expressive faces, and patterns. Her early work obsessed over archetypes throughout history, religion, and pop culture. Now she looks to the future, exploring the ever evolving relationship between humans and technology.

two ceramic bunnies mimicking a 3D-printed style

Hans Gerwitz

Hans is a geek and an artist.

During the day, he's Head of Design at Canonical. When not working, he's enjoys experimenting with new and old technologies. His current obsession is hand-making clay forms that mimic novel production means.

a bowl with tomatoes roasted, sauced, and souped, with a voilet garnish

Jeroen de Rooij

Jeroen is a developer and designer who loves food. Not eating food, but creating the most beautiful and tasty dishes you've ever seen.

Using seasonal ingredients, Jeroen loves to bring out the best in each flavor so that even the smallest bite packs the biggest punch.

Past Events

Chef Jeroen de Rooij plating a number of deadly nightshades

7 October 2023

The First Supper

Chef Jeroen de Rooij wowed and impressed us with an 8-course meal that centered around seasonal vegetables and ended, as all meals should, with chocolate.

a group of art enthusiasts sip wine while looking at and chatting about art

30 September 2023

An Awful Opening

Thank you to everyone who attended our Awful Opening. It was a blast to share art, wine, and great conversation with you all.