CARE FOR MILK
Care for Milk project is an attempt to reclaim the way milk used to be valued prior to its mega industrialization. During the research she explored the effects of different dairy products and waste when used as a glaze on ceramics, which makes the clay both more durable and waterproof.
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 neighborhood households to experiment with new uses. Taking the advice from old Russian craftsmen, she applied it to ceramics. By dipping earthenware into different dairy products, various shades of silky brown appear after baking. Depending on the type and fatness of the milk she can achieve different color result.