The Oer project is a collaboration between

professionals who are sharing a common interest in ceramics craft and sustainable design.


In this project, Kirstie van Noort & Lotte de Raadt developed new ideas for the use of iron sludge in ceramics tiles.

Kirstie van Noort

Kirstie is a designer based in Eindhoven. She graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven department Man and Well-Being in 2011. Since 2012 van Noort runs her own design studio in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She received the Material Award in 2012 for her designresearch in Cornwall, UK. She participated in many exhibitions (e.g. The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Dutch Invertuals, COS, Rossana Orlandi) and gave worldwide lectures explaining her way of working. In 2014 she was asked to participate in the project ‘2016/Arita’ in Japan. There she completed an artist in residency for two months and investigated in the local porcelain production.

"Having a deep red colour, we quickly realized the sludge could potentially be a great source for making ceramic pigments"