Wednesday, January 27, 2010

local yokel

I love this project, Polderceramics, by Atelier NL.
Inspired by artists long fascination with the significance of place, designers Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk made these dishes from clay found in different polders in the Noordoostpolder region of the Netherlands.

They took clay from a number of farms and used it to make dishes to eat the food grown on the farms.

I love that each of the photos looks like a Dutch still life, and that the handles, spouts and feet on the pots are made like traditional Dutch pewter ware and ceramics.

7 comments:

Brandi said...

These pieces are so beautiful and earthy (obviously). I'd love a piece or two from this collection.

Jaime said...

Beautiful pieces.. they look one of a kind to me. Special!

Ann said...

Wow. Love it.

the Lost Earring said...

What a wonderful project and the results are lovely!

Helen said...

Wow these are so elegant! Love them :)

sheena said...

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Denise | Chez Danisse said...

This is a great project! I'm always attracted to explorations of "place" and this seems to be executed very well. I'm going to follow your link and learn some more.