A huge amount of food waste is created by the catering industry and restaurants. Some of it can be avoidable, but some not that easy. With inedible animal food waste, like eggshells, oystershells and bones I try to create a material which could offer an alternative to ceramics, by replacing sand by local waste products. By doing this I want to pay attention on a serious yet unknown environmental issue: sand mining and transportation.
In earlier days whole animals were used for food and crafts material. Nowadays the whole animal – including bones and shells – is only used on an industrial scale. On a small scale however, like in the gastronomy, only the edible parts get consumed, inedible animal parts are considered as waste.
With inedible animal food waste, that I got from local restaurants, cafes and butchers I try to create a material which could offer an alternative to ceramics, by replacing sand that is getting scares in our near future.
Esmée Willemsen, 3.sem WS 2018/19