Upcycling case study – Tasja P. Ceramics

May 18, 2020

Tasja P. is a Nørrebro based ceramist. She creates simplistic yet beautiful vases, plates, mugs and more. Every now and then she makes an order for 1000kg of clay. It arrives on a pallet… Any ideas where this is going?

Tasja believes sustainability is the way to go: she lets us know when the order is going to arrive so we can collect the pallet and use it for something great. 

This is what upcycling is all about.

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.’ – Wikipedia

We arrive a bit early and help her with taking the clay inside her studio – and what a stylish place it is! Artistically glazed pottery fills the room from floor to ceiling. It’s a place of work, design, creation and a display of an impressive portfolio of ceramics at the same time.

After we’re done unloading the raw material, the pallet is all ours. It cannot sense what’s coming yet – but we like to think of our workshop as a beauty salon for pallets. It’s going to undergo several processes that will make it look ‘younger’ and up to our standards of safety. 

What are the mysterious processes? In fact, they’re no mystery:
you can read about our upcycling practises here. It’s an article where we describe what goes into preparation of our rental furniture. AND you get to see what the pallet we received from Tasja ended up as.