I started following Miljuschka Witzenhausen on Instagram after seeing “Miljuschka in Japan” at 24 Kitchen with great pleasure. When I suddenly saw a ditch full of clay on her Instagram, I could not resist the temptation; surprising adventures in my kiln with clay from the ditch of Miljuschka! Miljuschka and her love Philip van Ierschot liked it immediately and within a few days I had a some tubs of clay from her ditch in my studio.
The first series of little plates looked like famous Dutch cookies called ‘stroopwafels’, nice but more suitable for the tree house near Miljuschka’s lovely house. I had to mix the clay a bit more with another clay that I often use as a base, a ‘pale-nose-clay’ that isn’t interesting in itself so the clay from the ditch could still come into its own. This clay was able to compensate for the low melting temperature of the ditch clay. That went a lot better and the plates remained beautiful in shape and rich in color nuances. Ready to make new ceramics and enjoy your meal! Thank you Miljuschka and Philip !