Ritsert grew up in an old farmhouse in the north of The Netherlands. All his life he has had a weak spot for craftsmanship and everything with speed on land or water. During his time at the Delft University Ritsert got distracted from his study and started organising a big Surf and Music festival (MadNes) After some years in bed dealing with Q-koorts and sailing a clipper he started to take his weak spot serious and blended his love for craftsmanship and design in a full time job. In his workshop pieces are created in metal wood and stone.