Care for milk

Ekaterina Semenova

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.Dairy leftovers of milk are collected from neighbourhood households.

Focusing on waste reduction, she collected leftovers from neighbourhood households to experiment with new uses. Collected waste is then turned into bioplastic and applied to ceramics. When milk penetrates the pores of ceramics it creates a protective waterproof layer, like a real glaze, which makes it durable to use without applying a chemical based glaze on top. Depending on the type and fatness of the milk various shades of silky brown appear after baking.