I am really pleased with my experiments so far. I feel I am conveying the sense of fragile lives with barely any knowledge of the people behind the crimes well. I am still developing ideas and experimenting with oxides and glazes to finalize my ideas but I am really happy with the structures.
I have created a new series of 8 basketry coiled rope bowls.
- I want them to be small and quite delicate.
- Human remains are small and fragile.
- The story’s are sad and lives are fragile
- I want each to look quite different, individual. Like the women that they represent.
I carefully filled each with clay pushing the clay into the wet coils to make sure I get a good impression of the rope texture. The inside I have smoothed with water. I want the inside to convey a sense of emptiness – empty lives, nothing left.
I brought these home so that I could keep an eye on them so that they didn’t crack as they dried out. When ‘leather’ dry I carefully removed the rope from each bowl.