Traditional crafts play an important part in culture, but often struggle with a stale image and risk of disappearing. To prevent that, Beate Snuka added a touch of ‘Dutch Design’ to classic Latvian pottery. She asked three different ceramic workshops in her homeland, each with their own preference for material and style, to make a set of tableware based on her design. The bowls and dishes of black pottery, red ceramics and white porcelain embrace the local differences, but at the same time reunite the old pottery masters as the pieces are joined into one large dinner set. Each material and technique accentuates the other in a contemporary set with a traditional feel.
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