Borðið by Brynhildur Pálsdóttir and Guðfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir (IS) with Clay Pot

May 17, 2010

Clay Pot (Réttur)

The clay pot is manufactured by hand in the clay factory Leir 7 in Stykkishólmur. The clay comes from the sheep farm Ytri-Fagridalur where the farmers there harvest the clay and prepare it for production.

As Iceland was once part of the ocean floor, its clay was formed in oceanic sediment therefore the color of the clay can variate. The electricity that heats the ceramic oven comes from a sustainable source and the pot is only fired once. The glaze that covers the inside of the pot is made from the clay. The idea for the pot was to make a product that would encourage people to use all parts of the lamb for example cook the offal and other less used parts.

What does sustainability mean for me as a designer?

Brynhildur Pálsdóttir & Guðfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir photographer: Viktor Svan Sigurdarson, artwork: Theresa Himmer

As creators of new products we feel it is vital to be conscious of sustainability and utility. We emphasize using materials that are sustainable and local.

What does sustainability mean for me as a consumer?

As consumers we carry a great responsibility and through awareness of sustainability and traceability we can influence production processes.

What does sustainability mean for me in general?

We feel that as a responsible part of the environment one must be conscious of the use of earth’s resources and sustainability.

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Borðið
Brynhildur Pálsdóttir and Guðfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir
+354 8499764 (Brynhildur Pálsdóttir)
+354 6909874 (Guðfinna Mjöll)
bordid@gmail.com
http://leir7.is/page/27498/