Properties & Qualities
Architecture Art Exterior Furnishing Furniture Sculpture Wall art Wall cladding Other
Opaque Relief detail Sustainable eco-friendly Texture/tactile Traditional
Date of Creation
14cm x 14cm x 14 cm
Process & Production
This is a slab of clay impressed with a found object. The object in this case is a wooden log that has been modified by an insect (possibly Termites).
The clay slab is placed flat on the table and the found wooden log is rolled over it like a rolling pin, leaving the negative shapes from the long surface impressed onto the clay. A tile cutter is then used to cut the clay square when it is leather hard.
In this case the clay used was a mixture of 50% commercial white Earthenware and 50% local terracotta brick clay. It will fire to a light brown, but any clay can be used. This may also be glazed to give a different surface quality.
The sample was made at the Oficinas Da Ceramica e Da Terra Monetmor-o-Novo, Portugal: www.oficinasdoconvento.com