Kirstie Van Noort is a Design Academy Eindhoven graduate and Dutch designer who ‘sees design as a way to communicate a certain process or the story behind a material.’ She uses the environment and old industrial areas to source her raw materials/colourings. These sites contain different minerals and pigments that reflect past industries that were once situated there. The base materials are then dried, ground and mixed with water before being applied to the ceramics.
Not only does Van Noort document her making process, but this in turn often documents the environment from where these base materials were sourced. This allows the user to see a fully informed narrative from the perspective of the designer.
It is usually this material research that lends itself to being applied to a new object or form. The form of these objects are often simple, allowing the process, documentation and origin of material to elevate them.