I was pleased with the results of the macramé and basketry but for me these only represent the now. They are too new, too complete and don’t represent the sense of history.
I wanted to explore the idea of what is left behind. I had been exploring impressions as a way of showing the idea of what has gone before.
I started to think about a way of creating an impression of my bowls and explored the possibilities of clay to mold an impression from the inside of the bowl.
Using Cold Porcelain I made an impression of the inside of one of my first simple bowls. I did achieve a reasonable texture but the clay is just too rubbery and doesn’t give me the delicate fragility that I am looking for.
I then decided to try again using bought air drying clay Das.
I was happier with this though felt that I needed to concentrate on a better construction technique. The stitches have become the dominant texture and these distract from the coil and the rough texture of the rope.
Using a better more invisible construction technique I had another go.