Nadine Sterk (°1977, NL) and Lonny van Ryswyck (°1978, NL) founded Atelier NL in 2006, after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Starting from an interest in the natural environment, Atelier NL investigates how resources can be turned into materials and products. In their Earth Alchemy Factory, they use self-made machines to transform sand and soil into glass, ceramics and paint. Over the years, they developed a methodology in which exchange, design and production come together, immersing the viewer into the making process and the richness of the natural environment.
On the occasion of MANUFACTUUR 3.0, Atelier NL will start mapping the local resources in Hasselt. Depending on the availability of materials, several possibilities will be researched to make a local version of the Clay or Glass tableware with gin glasses (made from local, 'wild' sand).