Wednesday, 20 October 2010


This week we carried out an exercise in problem solving with spaghetti and elastic bands; making structures on which to balance stones - investigating balance, weight, tension.

The following day on a museum drawing visit I was sketching an egyptian grinding stone - like an early version of a pestle and mortar and was interested in the similarities. Further research showed a range of beautifully balanced stone objects, with photos mainly from native American and Australian Aboriginal cultures;

I have started sketching some pinch pot ideas based on these themes. I think a smooth burnished surface, decorated with smoke could be particularly appropriate.

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