The production of terracotta is part of ‘experiential’ explorations in the context of my most recent artistic practice. I was curious about the potential of using ancient techniques for working the clay. I made these objects (e.g. some of which are illustrated in the photos) by using a semi-artisanal kiln for raku firing, and applying enamel colours prior to a second firing. The charm of these techniques lies in the process of working the object. One starts with the raw clay, a humble and cheap material yet imbued with enormous expressive potential. Through the process of making, the clay acquires a refined kind of beauty, which is far from its original condition.
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