Digging a dark, deep, rich clay

Digging a dark, deep, rich clay

Soaking the rough material that’ll become a soft and malleable clay

Soaking the rough material that’ll become a soft and malleable clay

The waste land in front of the studio is in fact a precious raw material

The waste land in front of the studio is in fact a precious raw material

Still dusty and coarse, the dull grey stone will become a lively glaze

Still dusty and coarse, the dull grey stone will become a lively glaze

The ancestral technique of the kick wheel builds the wall of large pots

The ancestral technique of the kick wheel builds the wall of large pots

And the fire will harden the fragile shapes

And the fire will harden the fragile shapes

Beech, holm oak, oak, pine… dead trees branches collected from the surrounding forest

Beech, holm oak, oak, pine… dead trees branches collected from the surrounding forest

Begin to build the ember bed

Begin to build the ember bed

The slow growing of the flame takes time, and patience…

The slow growing of the flame takes time, and patience…

And when night falls, embers look like glowing precious jewels

And when night falls, embers look like glowing precious jewels

The fire begins to gobble dawn all pots on its way

The fire begins to gobble dawn all pots on its way

Dawn arrives and the kiln is already at top temperature, but there’s still a lot ahead

Dawn arrives and the kiln is already at top temperature, but there’s still a lot ahead

Transforming increasingly larger firewood into the ash that will melt on pots

Transforming increasingly larger firewood into the ash that will melt on pots

And days and nights follow to make surfaces rich and deep. We’ll see another dawn

And days and nights follow to make surfaces rich and deep. We’ll see another dawn

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