the gatherists

The Gatherists was initiated with the idea of bringing creative people together in a casual way over coffee and cake. Working as freelance creatives, we - Margot & Marie - felt like we missed an opportunity to meet the many people whose work we had seen, read about and admired online and off. While social media channels like Instagram are great sources of inspiration (we, too, met via the app) nothing can compare to face-to-face interactions.

What started in June 2017 in Amsterdam with a small group of our friends has now grown into a small community of likeminded creatives – we meet monthly at Marieke’s atelier in small gatherings of 10 to 12 people to share what we’re working on and even struggling with, and hopefully inspire one another. There’s no program, hidden agenda or end goal.

We hope to become a platform for the creation of new connections and eventually new ideas, collaborations and projects. Because sometimes all you need to fuel your passion is a lovely conversation and a slice of homemade apple pie.

If you’re interested in joining us or want to find out more, send us an email at thegatherists[at] And feel free to follow along at and check out the hashtag #thegatherists.

Margot & Marie