Wild Clay

Wild Clay

"We have found a natural source of clay."
The perfect opportunity to get to grips with the material and its processing!
In a short project lasting 2-3 days, I collected clay and potted a small espresso cup.

#from mud to cup


First I removed coarse particles and impurities and mixed the clay with water. After a day of soaking, it was ready for further processing.
I added some sieved ash to the natural clay so that the piece didn't have to be fired at extremely high temperatures (our pizza oven served as the kiln, the temperature of which I couldn't estimate exactly).

The cup design incorporates greater thicknesses of material to achieve sufficient stability, and the handle on this small cup forms a thumb recess to keep it compact.