Dutch Profiles: Claudy Jongstra

John Galliano, Donna Karan and Christian Lacroix are just a few of the big names in the fashion industry with whom artist and designer Claudy Jongstra has worked in the past.

Her creations of felted wool have been hugely popular since she started working with this natural material some 15 years ago. 

Her creations have been shown in exhibitions worldwide and are included in the collections of major art museums. 

Far away from the hectic world of art and fashion, Jongstra lives on a remote farm in the North of the Netherlands. In this short portrait Jongstra gives us a sneak peak into her creative process while working on a large-scale wall installation for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. 

By applying traditional felting techniques and doing extensive research Jongstra developed a unique way of transforming thick wool into beautifully thin and transparent fabric.

Video credits

Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering

Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen

Director: Allard Detiger

Camera: Marijn Zurburg

Sound: Carla van der Meijs

Editing: Dominique Kools

Music Sound Design: Pastelle Music

Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix

Commissioned by DutchDFA

1 series

  • Dutch Profiles

    Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries focusing on well-known icons of Dutch design, such as Rem Koolhaas, Droog, Li Edelkoort, Hella Jongerius, HEMA, and Iris van Herpen.