Kirstie van Noort (1986) sees design as a way to communicate a certain process or the story behind a material. When she finds a new material, she starts with making detailed experiments and tests. The outcome of these experiments form the basis for new concepts and final products.
Van Noort graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011 and has since that time had her own studio. One of her most interesting works is her study of Cornwall and the influence of the mining industry onto the landscape, Visiting twelve different mines, she collected samples of residue from porcelain, copper and tin.
These formed the base material for a ceramic paint that can be used to color porcelain. Once dried, ground and diluted with water, the paints were developed and applied to earthenware and china and the end results can be found in Van Noort’s work entitled ‘Ceramic Paint/Collection Cornwall’.