The artisans and the craft

Atelier 1000graden

The artisans

Chiel and Bea go back a long time. They met at the Amsterdam Academy of Art & Design in the eighties. They were trained as art teachers in the techniques of fine art and painting. Subsequently they moved on to and specialized in decorating ceramics.

Their mastery of hand-painting ceramics has grown over the years, while studying many international styles and practicing multiple application techniques. The signature 1000graden tile panels made by Bea and Chiel, are the result of years of experience in painting and decorating. They have made tile panels for many kitchens, home interiors, restaurants, and shops.

1000graden is the ceramic design company of Bea Peters and Chiel Kleipool. 1000graden is also  Dutch for 1000 degrees, the Celsius temperature of the ceramic kiln for melting glazes. 


The craft

Design: All our panels begin as a handmade sketch, that is than carefully painted with ceramic glazes, using a special technique that emulates water colors.

We design the proposed final product. Upon request we can visualize the proposed design or panel placed in its intended location.

Painting: The final artwork is painted directly on the glazed tiles of different sizes and brands.

Firing: after the painting is finished it is fired in the ceramic kiln at 1000ºC .
Our tiles can be used anywhere in your home, such as the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom, on tabletops, and around the fireplace. Whether your tile panel is custom-made specially for you, or if you choose one from our extensive portfolio, you will be sure to have something eye-catching for your guests to talk about during parties or simply for you to enjoy every day.
All designs have 1000graden copyright. All merchandise is waterproof and heat-resistant. As each piece is unique, colors and design may vary slightly.

Client list

Interior designers

Co van der Horst / Smithuis keukens

Keukenleven  Bussum

Bart Vos interieur Groningen

Intercodam Amsterdam 

Evelien interieur Bloemendaal

Estida Amsterdam


Wegener Europe

Port of Amsterdam



Carlton Ambassador Hotel, Den Haag

Banks Manson Carlton Hotel, Amsterdam

Van der Valk Hotel, Heerlen

La Valies Hotel, Roermond 

Grand cafe Belami, Bussum

Restaurant Petossi, Haarlem

Hotel New York,  Rotterdam

Restaurant Zeezout,  Rotterdam


Dille & Kamille


Douwe Egberts



Homestock limited Editions

VT wonen webshop

Deco home webshop

Tile shops

Intercodam Amsterdam 

Patroonfabriek Rotterdam

Kol tegels Haarlem