Maria Robledo sent us this portrait of a pitcher she made recently in her new explorations working with clay. When we asked her about it, her email read like a poem:
I broke the pitchers handle and a bit if its back, before it was bisqued (fired) in the kiln.The clay is still able to disolveIn a wet process.I liked the angle of the break and saw a possibility to salvage the little thing with a technique involving lightly sanding it slowly gently against a roughSurface.I shaped the angle almost by following the actual break.This is moving me in other directions in the pottery making 🙂
That is SOME broken object: an artwork unto itself.
Maria followed the path of accidental breakage, transforming it into something ELSE.
We are knocked out!