Wool is at the very core of what we do. It is an endlessly versatile material with deep historical and cultural European roots. Claudy’s sourcing of the fiber illuminates its fundamental value to her practice. She utilizes the wool from the flock of Drenthe Heath sheep – Europe’s oldest breed, of which only 1200 purebred animals remain.
Twelve years of collaborative research into the processes of natural dyeing is reflected in the scope and richness of colored pigments visible in Claudy’s oeuvre. The development of the dyes is in constant symbiosis with the seasonally harvested, biodynamic dye- garden.
As nature is cyclic, so too are the exchanges of knowledge at the studio. It is clear eco-awareness is at the forefront of Claudy’s ethos, yet it is the preservation of history and tradition that shapes the soul of her creative practice.