Ceramics: A metaphorical experience

In order to mend a pot that needs reshaping, you have to wedge out a piece of clay from the existing shape, scar the fragile surface area, add slip where there once was clay and then smooth it back out. What a beautiful metaphor. Ceramics is closely tied to the human being and form, as a result of its organic material and transformative process. Think of how these objects become vessels once being simple dirt, transformed to malleable mud and then made for a purpose (aesthetic or functional).  I am so pleased when I see the clay drying on my hands and blending with my skin. I really enjoy the smell of it as I clean up my work station. Looking forward to what more I can learn from this process.

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About Silvia Gonzalez

Photographer Teaching Artist
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