Kirstie van Noort
6:1′ and ‘Caeramic Paint Collection Cornwall’
Kirstie van Noort’s design studio is based in Eindhoven, where she collaborates with industries as a material researcher. Design, to her, is a way to communicate a certain process or the story behind a material.
Van Noort received the New Material Fellowship in 2012; her project 6:1 stems from field research in Cornwall, England. White porcelain production extracts a steep environmental toll: one kilogram of porcelain produces six kilos of waste; mining changes the landscape forever. The produced waste is not used by the ceramic industry; it goes to landfills or construction. 6:1 exhibits seven objects in a 6:1 geometrical ratio. Six objects are made from ceramic byproduct; one from pure white porcelain. Because every location where porcelain has been mined has a different soil composition, the colour and texture of the waste varies. 6:1 shows the richness and diversity of the landscape and the inanity of savouring purity over utility.
Materials: NMA Fellowship, Ceramics, Waste, Landscape