— Salt Vases
Atelier NL shows a series of 'Salt Vases', made from saline clay. By adding various natural salt types during the firing process the iron elements from the salt oxidize rusty brown in the clay. Under the influence of moisture and climate the vases start to perspire and crackle, causing them to decay slowly. It is precisely in an open, rugged setting such as Ferrotopia that these vases come to life, fragile and readable in their elementary structure, as not many of the products we surround ourselves with are still legible.