Clay Service

— Kleiservice

Atelier NL’s Clay Service is a set of plates, bowls, and cups created from clays collected at different places across the Netherlands and Europe, specifically chosen for their geological, historical, and social significance. The objects vary considerably in colour, depending on the chemical components of the local soils. To highlight the narratives and physical structures inextricably bound to the collection, each piece carries a stamp that links it directly to its place of origin. Born as a handmade table service during Atelier NL's Noordoostpolder residency, formal production first began through collaboration with Royal Tichelaar Makkum. Due to the closing of Makkum's homeware line in 2016, in-house production now takes place at the Atelier NL studio.

“AtelierNL views the Netherlands as a rich deposit area for varying types of clay formed by rivers, seas and glaciers.”