A mound of terra cotta clay on the floor of my studio
Today, a few photos of clay. In grad school we ask a lot of questions, especially "why" questions. We are challenged to find ever stronger, more defensible reasons for what we do and why. There are many great reasons, many streams of worthy inquiry. Almost all of them include this; we simply love to make art: we love the material.
A large flat ground of plastic clay prepped for slip work
Thick tiles with a slipwork painting having their backs hollowed out