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Dyed fiber is taken from chaos to order through carding, a process that combs the material. By keeping and re-carding our excess materials, we make certain that none of this precious fiber is wasted.

Felt is created when heat, moisture, and agitation are applied. It is this process that results in a material that is receptive to its surrounding environment. Its properties are acoustic, insulating and resilient in nature. The fused fibers absorb sound pollution and impurities in the air. Yet, it is the intimate tactility and layers of process that is consuming. 

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Spring of Light

Making its home in the waiting room of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek cancer institute in Amsterdam, "Spring of Light" goes beyond art. It aims to give mental, emotional, and physical comfort to viewers and users of the space.

The soft yellow pigments are given from the Chamomile flower, Matricaria Recutita. In Latin, ‘matri’ means mother, while ‘caria’ is care; its exceptional properties are embedded in the name itself.

The Chamomile plant is known for its medicinal qualities such as promoting calm, and emotional well-being. The soft colors palette extracted from the petals have to power to calm the mind.

Natural indigo has been used worldwide for centuries and comes with legends and beliefs all its own. The magical blue of the Indigofera Tinctoria has a duality in itself. It invites us to focus on the pigment and lose ourselves within it. It has the ability to make us feel limitless.

"Spring of Light” refers to sparkling light on a leaf in the Spring and the hope that it brings.

 

 

Photos by Rob Versluys

All subjects are staged. 

 

 

 

 

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AVL, Amsterdam , NL 2016
corporate commission
Size: 3m x 5.4m
Material: Wool, silk, mohair, natural dyes
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Intern Interview- Jess

Jess ended her European travels with three months at the studio working on developing educational and social impact projects. 

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Moments of Intervention

Adolescents from 13-16 years of age are still seeking and forming. Their minds are continuously evolving and therefore more receptive to external influences. This time is vital for young people in seeing their own potential. Particularly adolescents who are struggling to connect, whatever experiences they might have had or story they might have lived, they all pose questions and are searching for unique answers. Non-traditional visions of care are needed.

We aim to provide catalysts for positive change: nurturing confidence, allowing to better adapt and thrive our evolving world. Building relationships with peers removes inhibitions and shows creativity in action amongst their equals. We aim to share the resources that our Studio has a long history with and inspire adolescents to create meaningful connections with people, place, and planet.

There are many ways to answer and react to posed questions. Moments of Intervention seeks silently by little steps to reconnect one to oneself. To offer a way of rooting, an organic manner of sharing with, and learning from each other by doing. Exploring tangible possibilities by giving an impulse.

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Intern Interview- Nico & Andy

Nico & Andy joined us at the studio for two weeks and learned a bit about how we transform raw sheep's wool into rich felt murals. 

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Intern Interview- Joyphie

Joyphie, a fashion student studying in Berlin, completed a one-month internship and tells us about her experience at Studio Claudy Jongstra. 

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Human Pulsation

Commissioned to hang in the new foyer of the Rechtbank Amsterdam, 'Human Pulsations' depicts rhythmic, engrossing lines that represent the collective beat of the human pulse. In an environment of constant activity and high emotion, this piece provides a moment of mental rest.  

 

photos by Rob Versluys


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Rechtbank, Amsterdam, NL 2016
corporate commission
Size: 6.5m x 2m
Material: Wool, silk, mohair, natural dyes
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Crossing Currents

Created for the Kapor Center for Social Impact in San Francisco, this tapestry is one of the largest the studio has created. It is inspired by the weaving together of people and technology for the betterment of the community as well as the rich and diverse heritage of the city expressed through its street art.

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Kapor Center for Social Impact, San Fransisco, CA 2016
corporate commission
Size: 8.06m x 2.62m
Materials: wool, silk, natural dyes
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Barnes Café

In addition to the 15 felted silk panels in the Foundations fine art collection, two large tapestries from Studio Claudy Jongstra hang on the walls of the Garden Café at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Spirited shapes lines of woven and carded wool conjure images of work from iconic artists that can be seen in galleries just around the corner.

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Garden Café at Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA 2015
corporate commission
Size: 15.05m x 2.6m, 4.65m x 2.6m
Material: Wool, silk, natural dyes
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Liquid Stardust

Liquid Stardust is a textile mural for the new headquarters of Wetterskip, the Dutch national water board. The artwork explores the dynamics between planets and the seven states of water. 

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Headquarters Wetterskip Fryslân, NL 2016
corporate commission
Size 7.75 m x 2.75 m
Material: wool, cotton, silk, natural dyes
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