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Ceramic & Porcelain series

From the series: Delfts blue marble  |  Particles  |  Atoms 2020-21.
Handmade ceramic and porcelain bowls, cups and saucers.


Kunstmuseum Den Haag. dec 2020 - dec 2021

Art historian Anissa Foukalne looks back on the exhibition "Shine and splendor - Art from the World of Islam"

Calligrapher Qasim Arif gets inspired and works with ceramist Elanor van der Zwet on a bowl with a beautiful universal message. You can see the end result and the whole proces in a film by Studio Roodenburch.


Modular furniture

Re-Configurations - A sustainable modular furniture collection © 

The design has a timeless look and is made with a conscious mind, enhancing tactility and warmth.

Using pure natural materials and local craftsmanship.

Within the collection are: Chairs, cushions, side tables and planters.

Active matter

Active matter ©
Atmosphere, light + gradient colours, activity, collective motion, shape, behaviour, and furniture studies.

Biscuit Ceramics


Biscuit collection - Ceramic bowls and milk-jug, 2007 ©

Between the antipodes

Between the antipodes - concepts for glass and ceramic vases, 2000 © 

Flora & fauna Patterns for textiles and prints, 1997-2000 © 


Te Kete Aronui - Maro,1999
Te Kete Aronui - Basket of knowledge, aroha, peace and the arts and crafts which benefit the Earth and all living things. (Native Maori weaving, an anthropology paper I did at the University of Auckland, New Zealand).

The bones of good design manifesto ©


Fog collection Glassware (with 22k gold) for The Vault design, Auckland, New Zealand 1998 ©

Rotaction - Adam Art Gallery, Wellington.

Rotaction = Rotation + Action
A series of ambient states explored via the articulation of low-tech multimedia sound medium. Rotaction employs original instruments with newly invented combinations with sculpture installation, performance and video practice. 

Rotaction - by James McCarthy who was a member of the influential New Zealand improvisational percussive sound art group From Scratch

Artwork and graphic-type design by Elanor

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