The PULP collection by Jo Meesters is inspired by the Amish culture, in which self-sufficiency and frugality are top priorities in their way of life.
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“Several years ago, while researching different types of crafting, I discovered the Amish culture. A strict religious community from North-America, in which self-sufficiency and frugality are top priorities in their way of life. I created the hand-made PULP collection from that same principle. The base material is simply newspaper scraps, glue, black ink and water, or in other words pulp. The mold shapes were derived from classic pots and dishes. I apply the mixture on to the mold in several stages and once its dry, I split the pulp shell and glue the parts together. The inside is treated with a water-repellent epoxy resin creating a fragile looking, yet robust functional object. By experimenting with objects on a larger scale and discovered that this technique is also suitable for heavier constructions. PULP has been a passion project that continues to evolve for as long as I keep finding challenging applications for my technique.”