Earth Alchemy Factory - Atelier NL

During the Dutch Design Week I went to the Earth Alchemy Factory in the Bergmann kerk. Through this project Atelier NL "invites people to explore the world by learning and making as a community."

In the church they have their workplace in which they transform elements of the earth (e.g. sand and clay) into all kinds of items. For example, you can buy little bowls with baked sand in it, which in many cases turned into glass. There are also tiles in many earth colors, representing clay from different places in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. The clay is also used for ceramics. The paint samples you can see are made of different kinds of soil.

In sum, it is a great project that shows you all the things you can do with simple natural materials. xx