Wild Bone China 2011
Wild Bone China project is the second commission made by Meindertsma in
response to a brief from Droog Design to reflect on the landscape of northern
Canada. Traditional bone china commonly uses animal bone from the meat
industry. Meindertsma took inspiration from the bones of wild animals she had
found in the landscape and instead used bone found in a nature reserve in the
Netherlands to make this porcelain collection.
resourcefulness of the local communities in north Canada, how they waste
nothing and find ingenious ways to use the raw materials around them, was at
the forefront of Meindertsma’s mind. The bones of animals that have been hunted
or died naturally are the last remains after everything else has been expertly
used. Meindertsma’s experiment in using
the leftovers from nature saw her turn the bones of a wild boar, deer and
badger into bone ash (making up 60% of the compound) and subsequent collection
of porcelain vessels and objects.
Bone China is in the collection of the Centraal Museum Utrecht as a part of
their Droog Design collection.
COMMISSIONED BY: Droog Design
SPECIAL CREDITS: Frans Ottink / studioZAND