Handcrafted products created from environmental data. Made to nurture curious minds.

The Process

  • 01. Explore

    01. Explore

    Let your feet wander and your mind wonder. Seek out natures curiosities and nurture your own. Every piece begins with a question.

  • 02. Observe

    02. Observe

    Record your own field notes and explore the observations that others have preserved before you. To create patterns in design we first need to find patterns in data.

  • 03. Discover

    03. Discover

    Every journey leads somewhere. Unearth the wonders of the natural world and always be asking why. Every discovery shapes the design and the destination only emerges once the journey ends.

  • 04. Connect

    04. Connect

    Journeys are best when trodden lightly and shared generously. Each piece is carefully made to share these adventures with little impact on the planet but a lot of impact on you.

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Studio

The Story

Ploterre explores the natural world in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the environment and the species that call it home.

Armed with data in place of a map, the journey shapes every step of the process from the materials and tools used to the overall design of each new piece of work.

This journey and its creations endeavour to tread as lightly as possible. The final pieces are made locally in small batches using human powered, traditional processes and local, natural materials.

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Recent Collaborations

  • The Good Life Summer Camp

    The Good Life Summer Camp

    Guests at this years summer camp were able to attend one of my workshops, where we explored the surrounding area and observed the natural world. These observations were then turned into art...

  • Hamewares Natura Blanket

    Hamewares Natura Blanket

    Ploterre was commissioned to produce a product for the Hamewares collection. As the collection was designed for the home, I used data to highlight homes of our most vulnerable species.

  • Trash Free Trails Map

    Trash Free Trails Map

    Ploterre worked with trash free trails to communicate all the information the volunteers had collected on the state of our trails. Trails are navigated by maps and so the data would be...