About Lou Smedts
Lou Smedts was born in Maastricht, Netherlands in 1952, currently living
in Morsdorf, Germany. Art and nature has always been a big part in his
life. For several years he lived as a true artist using only what he had
available at his hand. He spent some time travelling too, especially in
countries of the East.
While travelling he made several precious discoveries about the world
and about himself; he learned about Zen Buddhism, different tea cultures
and ceramics that accompanied them all. Studying Art, Philosophy and
Ceramics earned him PhD degrees and for many years he was teaching as a
Many of the projects he produced had a social connotation, among them
raising awareness for Child Cancer Foundation. In 2005 one of his
biggest projects began in Belgium, that lasted over 10 years and was
hosted in 17 countries – The Chawan Expo.
He is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ceramic Art
Project vzw., a non-profit organisation where the goal is to guide,
challenge, open doors and provide worldwide contacts for ceramist
artists of every age, race, nationality and status.