Past events

5 Jun 2017

The 5th June the national event in the field of silver in all its aspects will take place in Schoonhoven, where else could it be?

STUDIO 925 will be open throughout the day. Those with a special interest in silver objects created in recent years, whether they are objects which are perfectly usable, like vases or candlesticks, or objects to adorn your home with as autonomous works of art should definitely pay a visit.

The event attracts thousands from around the country and from further afield.

To name just one of many places to visit : in the Town Hall there will be an exhibition of Silverart by young promising silversmiths.

STUDIO 925 will be open from 10.00 - 17.00 hours.

9 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
Piece -- materials: silver, ebony; dimensions: 13 x 13 x 23 h cm;


Underneath the workshop of Jan van Nouhuys a small but charming exhibition space has been created.

During three days in December STUDIO 925 will be open :

Friday 9 December          11.00 - 18.00 hours

Saturday 10 December   11.00 - 24.00 hours !! (from 18 - 24 Nacht van het Zilver)

Sunday 11 December      13.00 - 18.00 hours

9 Apr 2016 - 17 Apr 2016
Piece -- materials: silver; dimensions: diameter 8 x h 8 cm;

ART BREDA is taking place for the third time and already it has proven to be an important fair in that time of the year.

Its location, the Chasséveld in the heart of Breda, being so near Belgium, attracts visitors from across the border and naturally from all around the southern provinces.

Art, antiques and design are of high quality.

The photograph on the left is a work by Guido Schram - Verstuiving - which will be on show during the fair.


7 Mar 2016 - 18 Mar 2016

In March five young silversmiths from different countries will take part in the masterclass that Jan van Nouhuys will be giving in his workshop in Schoonhoven.

In one way or another they have heard about this opportunity to develop and broaden their skills. Each one arrives with her/his own design, which is talked over by Van Nouhuys with the group as a whole - in itself a learning process, according to Van Nouhuys. Then they work for ten days from early morning to evening making full use of the workshop's extensive equipment and facilities.

The entire project is sponsored by the Strand Links Foundation, a remarkable and generous gesture of appreciation for craftsmanship in art. For more information visit

12 Dec 2015
Piece -- materials: silver, partly patinated; dimensions: diameter 11.5 x 9 h cm;

This year the Nacht van het Zilver will take place Saturday 12 December. This evening the historical centre will be sparkling with silver and gold creations; the jewellery having been made in some cases especially  for the occasion. With Christmas approaching the gold- and silversmiths go to great length to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

22 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
Piece -- materials: silver; dimensions: 30 x 28 x 24 h cm;

The yearly PAN Amsterdam fair is approaching, and STUDIO 925 will take part with  enthusiasm. The fair offers 5.000 years of art history under one roof. Within a few hours you can see the best objects of 120 artdealers, galleries and antiquedealers from The Netherlands and Belgium.

New work by Jan van Nouhuys will be exhibited, as well as work by four up and coming silversmiths. For two consecutive years they have taken part in the master classes by Jan van Nouhuys.

We cordially invite you to pay a visit to our stand, number 31.

11 Oct 2015
Piece -- materials: silver, brass; dimensions: 45 x 45 cm;

The autumn Cultural Sunday in Schoonhoven in 2015 will take place 11 October.

As always, around 60 artists - both professionals as well as amateurs - will open the door of their studio, house, or present their work in a gallery or shop specially for this occasion.

So you will be invited in to places that normally would not be open to the public.

STUDIO 925 is taking part with work by Jan van Nouhuys.

You are welcome between 13.00 - 17.00 hours.

25 May 2015

Each year during Whitsun the Nationale Zilverdag takes place in Schoonhoven. All of the historical town centre is one big open air gold- and silversmithing workshop. Spread out over 140 locations with pavillions and stands silver is what you get.

STUDIO 925 will be open during that day with work by silversmith Jan van Nouhuys. Some of his latest work will be on show.

You are welcome to visit us from 10.00 - 17.00 hours!

5 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
Piece -- materials: silver, gold leaf; dimensions: diameter 45, h 8 cm;

ART BREDA will take place from Sunday 5th - Sunday 12th April 2015.

This is the second time for this event to take place at the Chasséveld in the historic center of Breda. More than 90 galleries and art dealers - with art, antiques and design - together will make this into one of the major fairs in 2015.

For Studio 925 it will be the first time to take part.

23 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
Piece -- materials: silver; dimensions: diameter 18, h 16 cm;

STUDIO 925 will take part at PAN Amsterdam for the 21st time. And each year it is a challenge. Will we succeed in presenting new work? Will the observant follower of our work notice the development and understand it? Next question : can she/he appreciate it?

You can put it to the test by visiting our stand - number 31 - during the Fair which takes place from 23 - 30 November in the Parkhal of the RAI in Amsterdam.


12 Oct 2014

The Culturele Zondag in the centre of Schoonhoven takes places 12 October from 13.00 to 17.00 hours.

The flyer with the route can be obtained at each participant's place during that day. The locations can be spotted by way of the bright pink balloons. A number of shops will be open as well. There is enough parking space at the edge of this small historical town within walking distance from the centre (only 5 minutes). You can find all the information about the participants and their locations, and activities, at the website Here you can dowload the flyer with the route.

19 Sep 2014 - 5 Oct 2014
Piece -- materials: silver, ebony, ivory; dimensions: 40 x 29 x 26 h cm;

Gallery Carla Koch, gallery 9 (nine) and Studio 925 together organize an exhibition in the Hooghstate Museum, next to the well known Museum Bisdom van Vliet, in Haastrecht.

Dates :

19-20-21, 26-27-28 September and 3-4-5- October 2014

Open : 11.00 - 18.00 hours.

For this exhibition they cooperate out of appreciation of each other's specializations. Various disciplines which complement and reinforce each other : silver, ceramics, paintings, works on paper, metal and and textile (wall) sculptures.

9 Jun 2014
Piece -- materials: silver, gold leaf; dimensions: 30 x 20 x 16.5 h cm;

The 30th National Silverday will take place on June 9th, Whitmonday. As always, gold- and silversmiths from all over Holland will show their work at the open air market in the centre of Schoonhoven.

Besides that, numerous workshops, shops, galeries in Schoonhoven will be open and show their latest work, in some cases specially made for this occasion. Studio 925 is one of them and will be open from 10.00 - 17.00 hours.

We will have work by Anna Lorenz from UK/Germany and new work by Jan van Nouhuys.

10 May 2014 - 11 May 2014

Saturday 10 and Sunday  11 May 2014 'Kunst aan de gracht' will take place - with art in gardens and houses along and around the Albrecht Beijlinggracht, a beautiful canal in Schoonhoven.

The starting point is : Albrecht Beijlinggracht 32 - home and garden of Jef and Lia Huibers.

Saturday 11.00 - 19.00 uur

Sunday   11.00 - 17.00 uur

13 Apr 2014

This day the artists of Schoonhoven will open the doors of their homes or studios which normally are closed. Galeries and ateliers of the gold- and silversmiths will be open as well.

You can stroll through the charming citycentre of this old town on the bank of the river Lek, enjoying art and culture.

Studio 925 warmly welcomes you between 13.00 and 17.00 hours.


14 Dec 2013

This year's Nacht van het Zilver will take place Saturday 14th December. Around 23 gold- and silversmiths will receive visitors in Christmas atmosphere and show their latest creations.

Guides with torches will take you along the route through the centre of pittoresque Schoonhoven.

The evening starts at 18.00 hours and will last till midnight.

Studio 925 warmly welcomes you for this festive occasion.

24 Nov 2013 - 1 Dec 2013
Piece -- materials: silver; dimensions: 37 x 35 x 19 h cm;

We are glad to annouce our move to our new, more centrally situated location at this year's pAn.

Our stand number is 31!

For the first time we will show the work of British/German metalartist Anna Lorenz.

There will be new works by Helena Schepens from Antwerp.

The collection of Jan van Nouhuys consists of a number of new works.

13 Oct 2013
Piece -- materials: silver, patinated silver; dimensions: diameter 10 cm;

The next Cultural Sunday Studio 925 will present the work of the British/German metalartist Anna Lorenz for the first time. She showed her work at last year's National Silverday in the exhibition space in the vaulted cellars of the Town Hall. This year we presented her work at the Applied Arts & Design Fair in Karlsruhe.

6 Jun 2013 - 9 Jun 2013

This International Fair for Applied Arts & Design will take place from 7 - 9 June 2013 in the Messe Karlsruhe. The opening is 6 June. 350 jury-selected individual exhibitors, studios, innovative labels, galleries, colleges, newcomers and top talents from more than 20 nations showcase and sell innovative, unique pieces, prototypes and small series.

Guest country this year is The Netherlands with a special exhibition "Dutch Design".

Studio 925 will do what it always does : show unique pieces in metal,this time made by Anna Lorenz from U.K./Germany, Helena Schepens from Belgium and Jan van Nouhuys, the Netherlands.

20 May 2013

For the 29th time the National Silverday will take place in Schoonhoven on Whitmonday, 20 May 2013.

Apart from pavilions and stands throughout the historic centre, you will find a great deal of activity in the workshops of the Schoonhoven gold- and silversmiths. The College for Gold- and Silversmithing will be open to the public, in the Museum there is a special exhibition of silver art, there is the Young Talent Square, the Innovation Show, a specialized bookmarket, renowned assessors will evaluate your jewellery or silver.

15 Dec 2012
Piece -- materials: silver, bamboo, bubinga, ebony; dimensions: 35 x 34 x 20 h cm;

During the 5th edition of the Nacht van het Zilver you are warmly welcome in the workshops and galleries of more than 30 gold- and silversmiths. They will show you (some of) their secrets of the craft and you can view their latest work.

During this enchanting winterevent townguides will accompany you with torches to the various locations. Meanwhile they will tell about the history of Schoonhoven and about silver. You can stay at a location as long as you like and be picked up again by the next guide who comes along, or you can make your own way once you have the brochure with the route.

18 Nov 2012 - 25 Nov 2012
Piece -- materials: silver patinated; dimensions: 15 x 7 h cm;

The highlight of the year for STUDIO 925 is approaching fast. From Sunday 18 November till Sunday 25 November the gallery is taking part at pAn Amsterdam, the national fair for art, antiques and design. The work of three silversmiths will be on show :

Helena Schepens,   Theresa Nguyen,    Jan van Nouhuys

As always, you will be in for a surprise, as there will be a great number of new works. Theresa is a young British silversmith whose work has already been acquired by a few British museums. It is the first major presentation of her work outside the UK.

14 Oct 2012

On your walk through Schoonhoven that Sunday you will discover unexpected jewels of art. Many disciplines will be represented, amongst them art and design in silver, contemporary jewellery, painting, sculpture. Some of the artists show their work in beautiful old private townhouses, dating back some centuries, which you could not normally visit.

Guest artist of Studio 925 is the Schoonhoven-based Corry Kooy with paintings in oils and pastels. The pastel on the left is the interior of the quaint old workshop of a goldsmith in Schoonhoven. Furthermore, STUDIO 925 will show work by Helena Schepens and Jan van Nouhuys, both silversmiths. You are welcome from 13.00 - 17.00 hours.

26 May 2012 - 28 May 2012

What until now has been a one-day event, the Nationale Zilverdag, always on Whitmonday, will be extended to the Whitsun weekend. Studio 925 will be open on Saturday from 11.00 - 17.00 hrs and on Sunday from 13.00 - 17.00 hrs. On National Silverday on Monday 28th we will be open from 11.00 - 17.00 hrs, together with all the open air stands in the town centre.

We especially would like to draw your attention to what is happening in the Turfkelder, an exhibitionspace underneath the Town Hall right in the centre of Schoonhoven. Here, eight silversmiths from the UK, Germany and Belgium will show their most recent work in silver as well as jewellery. Some of the work of the rising young silversmiths is quite spectacular. They will be eager to tell you about their work.

21 Apr 2012 - 29 Apr 2012
Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Piece -- materials: silver, patinated brass; dimensions: 30 x 30 x 20 h cm;

The spring art fair Artantique will have its third edition this year, again in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Hall 8. Around 80 participants will show their latest work.

For STUDIO 925 it is a new adventure, taking part for the first time.

We warmly invite you to pay a visit to our stand, number 41.

Opening hours:
Saturday 21 April 13.00 - 21.00 hours (festive opening)
22 - 29 April 11.00 - 18.00 hours
Wednesday 25 April 11.00  - 21.30 hours !

30 Mar 2012 - 1 Apr 2012

Rotaryclub Eindhoven-Veldhoven organises its 5th Art & Design fair at the Evoluon, a magnificent setting for an art fair. On friday the 30th March the opening will take place as well as an auction. The entire proceeds of the fair will go to HEPPIE, a foundation which organises holidays and weekends for children who for whatever reason need extra attention, fun and posititive experiences. Friday 30 March - Opening and auction 17.00 - 23.00 hrs Saturday 31 March - Fair 12.00 - 18.00 hrs Sunday 1 April - Fair 12.00 - 17.00 hrs

17 Dec 2011
Logo Nacht v.h Zilver

The starting point for visitors of the Nacht van het Zilver (Night of Silver) will be the Town Hall, dating back to 1450. In the so called "Turfkelder" in the basement you will be received with coffee or tea. You can get acquainted with the Silvermuseum (later to be visited) and students of the "Vakschool" will demonstrate their skills in goldsmithing. When you then climb the staircase of the Town Hall you end up in the Council Chamber, which the mayor has kindly offered as an exhibition place for Dutch silversmiths to show some of their work. He will be hosting the occasion himself.

You are welcome from 17.30 onwards.

20 Nov 2011 - 27 Nov 2011

STUDIO 925 is taking part in festive mood as Jan van Nouhuys is celebrating his 35th anniversary as a silversmith. To mark this occasion we will bring along a number of new works by Van Nouhuys, and some highlights of earlier work will be exhibited as well. It will be a festive event indeed, as the pAn Fair celebrates its 25th anniversary.

The Fair will take place in the Parkhal of the RAI in Amsterdam. A booklet on Jan van Nouhuys' 35 years of silversmithing will be waiting for you at our stand, number 64.

Opening hours daily from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Thursday 24 and Sunday 27 November from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

16 Oct 2011

After ten years of Cultural Sundays in the spring and autumn of each year, this will be the last one. This does not mean that events like it will not be organised in the future. But it will have to be by other people than the enthousiastic group that did the organising until now. We thank them for all the work they have put into it.

We will open the doors of our gallery from 13.30 - 17.00 hours, and so will a number of others who make either jewellery or silver objects, paintings, sculptures, etc.

You are invited to walk through the small town of Schoonhoven with an insideview into the studios of the artists.

1 May 2011
Zilvermuseum Sterckshof Deurne/Antwerpen
Piece -- materials: silver, ebony; dimensions: 37 x 31 x 22 h cm;

At the end of the three-day gathering of European silversmiths, the so-called Hammerclub, Studio 925 will take part at the Silvermarket, an event that takes place each year in the grounds of the Sterckshof Silvermuseum in Antwerp.

From 10.00 - 17.30 hours on May 1st you are warmly welcome to visit the stands which show both antique and contemporary silver.

For more information :

28 Mar 2009 - 9 May 2009
Studio 925

At this solo exhibition of Helena Schepens, a young Antwerp-based silversmith, Studio 925 shows vessels, mostly made of silver, and steel wall panels. Helena's playing with shadows has produced brilliant work with an almost poetic quality. In some of her vessels she makes a refined pattern with holes which creates an effect of light and shadow on the surface the vessel sits on. Her works show a beautiful mix of concept and craftsmanship.
By taking part in two exhibitions organized by Studio 925 in 2007 and 2008 Helena Schepens' work already has won the hearts of many lovers of contemporary silver in The Netherlands. With this exhibition there is a chance to see more work of this young talented silversmith.

Open : Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12.00 - 18.00 hours, and at other times after a phonecall.

19 Apr 2008 - 31 May 2008
Studio 925
Piece -- materials: silver; dimensions: 28,5 x 17,5 x 7,5 h cm;

An invitation went out last September to 55 silver- and goldsmiths to take part in an exhibition with the subject : bowls (dishes, vessels). 30 of them have responded and have worked extremely hard to get their design ready in time.

A verbatim translation of the title of the exhibition is a difficult task : 'Tablehats / Bowl-objects in many qualities'. The Dutch word for qualities is hoedanigheid which contains the word hoed (hat). This playing with words was felt to be important, as it could set the imagination of the possible partipants in motion. A bowl turned upside-down is a hat, and vice versa. Viewing the varied, imaginative and beautiful collection, one can only conclude that this has worked.

A catalogue with photographs of all the works at the exhibition is available.

21 Apr 2007 - 28 May 2007
Gallery Studio 925
Piece -- materials: silver, patinated brass; dimensions: h 32, 17 x 16 cm;

Kannen die u niet kan kennen van 23 zilver- en goudsmeden van Antwerpen tot Groningen

From 21 April - 28 May 2007 this exhibition with jugs by 23 silver- and goldsmiths from The Netherlands and Belgium was on at Gallery Studio 925.

The title of the exhibition is in untranslatable slang Dutch. Kan is the word for jug.

A catalogue with photographs of the objects has been published and can be ordered at Studio 925.

15 May 2004

On Saturday May 15th 2004 dr. Simon Levie, former director of the Rijksmuseum, has opened the new Studio 925 - Silver & Van Nouhuys gallery. Simon Levie may by profession be an expert on the field of painting, his broad interest in all kinds of artistic expression led him to become fascinated by contemporary silversmithing.
The gallery with adjoining house is a design by architect Gerard Rijnsdorp, built on a century-old picturesque location on the edge of Schoonhoven's town centre. Although it is a modern design, it harmonises perfectly with its historic surroundings.