Whilst the clay is drying, I am clarifying the detail that I want to put on the surface of this Piece.
This piece is the third of a group commission for a private garden. The pieces are inspired by a tiny toadstool that was struggling to grow through the roots of a tree. One side grew perfectly and one side was severely restricted, resulting in an off centre centre.I was astounded by the resilience of this tiny fragile thing.
I am aiming for the delicate qualities of the surface of this bee drinker. I have already added colour to the clay body and will add to that with layers of slip to create a surface that feels delicate and fragile.