Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Rijswick, who together make up Atelier NL, spent months exploring the fields and agricultural particularities of the Noordoostpolder region in Central Netherlands. The resulting exhibition is a rigorous yet truly beautiful presentation of their findings. Drawn from Clay emphasizes Atelier NLs sensitive and research-led approach to design. Through geological samples and photographs presented alongside their hand-thrown clay vessels made from the various soil deposits collected, Sterk and van Rijswick address important issues of place, identity and worth.
press release from the show in the Brompton Design District, London, through April 3, 2009