Tension Not ‘tense’ Surface tension of water Membrane A skin A perfect pitch of balance between surface, form, the internal and external Life within coming through Swollen.
(Ashley Howard, 2020)
Movement from within is imprinted on the stretched clay. Terra sigillata applied in thin layers creates a surface not easily understood, it confuses. Until touched, one is unsure whether it is a glaze or slip, fired or unfired.
The fine slip nestles into fingerprints, picks up minute details, tells stories of the making.