When the non-commercial experimental department was discontinued in 1977, a large art auction was organized with works by more than 55 ceramists from the Netherlands and abroad. However, experimentation and innovation are part of De Porceleyne Fles and that is also the reason that the Modern Ceramics series was started in 1988. Lies Cosijn, one of the first ceramists in the experimental department, is making the first design for this. Since then, contemporary artists such as Jan Snoeck, Marianne Naerebout and Henk Schiffmacher have found their way to the factory and collections have been released in collaboration with them.
Marianne Y. Naerebout completed the Pedagogical Academy in Rotterdam, studied at the Art Academy St. Joost in Breda and The Cyprus College of Art. She is a modern nomad who then lived and exhibited for 10 years in the Sultanate of Oman and the countries of Syria, Malaysia, Albania and Gabon. As a visual artist she specialized in painting from single to multiple techniques on linen, paper, ceramics and wood objects. Her work is characterized by an explosion of colours, which radiate a vibrant positive energy, partly due to the fine lines.