The concept of terroir is being explored by artisanal producers around the world in many diverse ways. Central to the idea of course is the way in which the ingredients used by craftsmen vary from place to place, and the effect this has on the final product, whether it be whisky, wine, music or other artforms.
In a partnership with Bruichladdich, ceramicist and photographer Helen Levi is setting out on a road trip to New Mexico starting on 1st June from her home and workshop in Brooklyn, New York. Her aim is to learn more about the varied sources of her ingredients, the clays and glazes that she uses to create her beautiful, hand-made pieces – and to meet with local artists and craftsmen along the way.
Helen will be posting about her experiences on the road on Instagram @helen_levi and also providing a series of guest posts to the @bruichladdich Instagram feed. Check out the hashtag #terroirmatters
We are hoping that Helen will be making something special for us when she returns home – but we don’t yet know what that will be. It’s form and function will be inspired by what happens en route. Perhaps you would like to contribute some ideas as you follow her progress?