— Grains of Sand

Atelier NL's Sandbank represents a collection and study of sands from the Netherlands - and beyond. Through travel, correspondence, research, and meticulous collection, Atelier NL has amassed a body of sands that are both visually beautiful and geologically revealing. Just as the earth's composition varies, so do the sands that develop in a place over time. By organizing and studying sands from both a scientific and design perspective, Atelier NL brings the world of sand to life. In Sandbank, both bright and muted sand colors come into contrast with foaming, green, and azure glass. Through experimentation, firing, and contextual organization, Atelier NL reveals both geological stories - and an intriguing pallet of color and texture unique to the world of sands.