Dutch ceramics company Royal Tichelaar Makkum is working with the designers from Atelier NL in their newest project — a collection of simple pottery made from clay dug from different areas of the Netherlands. This back-to-basics approach is a far cry from the usually over-the-top and high-concept designs from the renowned Dutch company.
The shapes — various plates, bowls, cups and vases — are available in six different types of local clay and the color depends on the different minerals found in the various local clays. Freshwater clay is very different from seawater clay, etc.
This Fundamentals series is based on the Drawn From Clay concept by Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk of Atelier NL — their "original project's title in Dutch, 'uit de klei getrokken', literally translates as 'pulled from the clay' but as a Dutch expression actually means 'from the countryside' or 'of farming background'" In homage to the original name, an optional service set has been produced featuring farm-yard and countryside illustrations.