The muddy collection
In this project I explore the possibilities of unfiltered clay. Designers, ceramists and other makers try to find a way to bring the unpredictability of nature in their work. However, since the clay from the store is so industrialized, we lose touch with the origin of the material clay. This project is a statement against the smoothness of filtered clay and its predictability, as well as a research to what unfiltered clay can add to the ceramic process.
The clay I worked with was found in Zeeland, the South of the Netherlands. Every branch, leaf and root influences the process and the outcome. This material research led to a collection of objects made from unfiltered clay.