I am a ceramist, not a writer, and I think that a good work should speak for itself. Therefore I prefer showing my work with little explanacion. Sometimes I give the work a title, mainly in Dutch, my native language. I will translate the titles but a lot of time they stop making sence.
On the other hand I do like to describe how I made the work and which materials I used. I hope this will help other creative people.
Summer 2016 I joined a workshop given by Rafaela Pareja where we learned to prepare china clay mixed with paper fibres. Due to the fibre the casting clay clay shrinks less and makes the piece more elastic. This way it makes it possible to dipp in organic objects, wich will burn in the kiln.
Dipping in gives a fast and nice result but you loose a lot of details. I decided to brush the clay on just one side of the leaves and flowers.
Distel (Thisle) size 36x24x10 cm
China clay with paperfibres, stoneware base with glaze.