The Milk set is a porcelain project that is inspired by the Dutch landscape. The Netherlands has a population of 16.8 Million and a land mass of 41,534 km². This is 2 times more populated than Germany and the 30th most densely populated country in the world. With a grossly populous country like this, space becomes an important issue. How must we organise space so that there may be enough for each person?
When flying over the countryside of The Netherlands, the ariel view provides interesting 2D patterns and structures formed by the planning of this space. The Milk Set was inspired by these lines and shapes. Breakfast is probably the most important and known meal in The Netherlands. From Gouda cheese to chocolate sprinkles. The traditional Dutch Milk Cup used during breakfast time was the starting point of my form finding.
The blue set is inspired by the windmill parks in the sea. Not only the land but also the sea gets affected by the lack of land in The Netherlands. Agricultural land and the organisation of this formed the pattern of the green set. The pink set is a representation of the fields of heather and the paths running through it, as even the national parks have fallen victim to the planning process.
All the forms are created by hand. The positives are turned on a plaster wheel and then formed into the negative mould. The set consists of different colours that are created by the use of colour pigments. All the patterns were delicately hand-carved through the first coloured layer. This shows off the white layer underneath and after the firing process a translucent effect is created.