Gallery: Atelier NL’s Geotagged Ceramics Showcase Local Design

 
Photograph by Paul Scala

Today eco enthusiasts like to know where the products they buy are coming from, so that they can eat locally grown food and purchase crafts from area artisans. The ceramicists at Atelier NL took cues from this intrinsic desire for regionally-produced goods and produced a line of pottery that is geotagged with the location of each area farm where their clay was sourced. Just think: You could potentially eat vegetables that were grown in same soil that the bowl is made from.

Each of Atelier NL‘s vessels is marked with a code that relates to a farm from a 460-square-kilometer polder (a Dutch derived work for low land area) in the central Netherlands. At the invitation of Jurgen Bey and Rianne Makkink, Atelier Designers took up artists’ residencies here to study the creation and development of this agricultural area called Noordoostpolder.

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  1. Jeremiah February 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Geotagging? Ok, pretty cool. What really shines here though is the beauty of these objects. I really like that tea pot; a beautiful form and contrast of materials.

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