Graduation 2016 Project

Ekaterina Semenova

Department: Man and Leisure

Care for Milk

Overproduction and continuous price drops have seen our appreciation of milk sink to an all-time low. With ‘Care for Milk’ Ekaterina Semenova wants to reclaim the value of this characteristic Dutch dairy product. Focusing on waste reduction, she collected leftovers from neighbourhood households to experiment with new uses. Following an old Russian practice, she applied it to ceramics and found that this traditional drink makes a very nice, waterproof glaze, even when it’s spoiled. By dipping earthenware into different dairy products including yoghurt, various shades of silky brown appear after baking.

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Photographs: Ronald Smits