Using the beauty in waste clay for porcelain series

by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-07-06 17:30:04 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: One kilo white porcelain is accompanied by six kilos of waste. Kirstie uses 100% of the material mined

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One of the nominees for the MateriaalPrijs 2012.

The production process of immaculate white porcelain is extremely damaging. One kilo is accompanied by six kilos of waste, the mining changes landscapes once and for all. Colour, texture and structure of the waste are the source of this ceramic series. The abundance and diversity of the residue create an extra dimension of beauty, always in a 6:1 proportion, like the original material.

Kirstie took 150kilo of both clay and its waste with her to Eindhoven and started making plates, cups and dishes out of them, all in different colours. Just as the clay itself, every mining location of clay has a different colour because of its mineral content.

Result gorgeous porcelain! Without waste. Frankly I like the waste clay ones even better because of the interesting textures

Designer: Kirstie van Noort
Manufacturer: unknown
Category: reduce waste


Example one
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The differences
Example one
by Kirstie van Noort

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