Collection: Linda Unsworth : Potter : Brynberian

“One Hundred and Eight” offering bowls project (as the number of Mala prayer beads used in Buddhist, Hindu and Yogic traditions) explores the making process as a form of meditation in repetition of form.

The bowls were made with wild clay from the Preseli Moutains. The clay was dug and processed by students at Coleg Plas Dwbl, young adults with learning difficulties, who participate at crafts and land-based skills as work experience.

The bowls are inspired by traditional Korean punch’ong (buncheong) pottery and Japanese kohiki ware. These are characterised by the use of a dark, iron bearing clay, white slip for decoration and a clear glaze resulting in a blueish grey colour fired in reduction atmosphere. The technique of the slip application with hakeme brush invites to repeat movement which shows under the glaze.

The bowls were wood fired and then placed in the ancient Gors Fawr stone circle near Plas Dwbl where the clay was dug from the ground.

The project reflects on the relationship between people and the natural environment as well as the mental health benefits of making and processing natural materials. Using our hands to shape clay gives us a great freedom of expression, releases tensions and brings satisfaction.

When we touch clay, we are interacting with the earth, connecting with nature.

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