Strata - AltPitch Digital Arts Festival - 2022

is a research and development project exploring the circular process of taking clay from the soil only to return it to the earth as handmade objects, becoming artefacts of human history. Funded by the AltPitch Digital Arts Festival 2022 commissions.

Strata encompasses ideas of soil profiles, contour lines on maps, archaeology and the clay used to make pottery. Finding and processing locally sourced wild clay and working with textured and heavily grogged clay further strengthens this connection.

Following a material based approach to ceramics brings an appreciation for the earth and environments that naturally make clay, interacting with themes of sustainability and opening conversations about the climate crisis. The continued research and development of this work ensures the environment remains at the forefront of this art form.

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