Prehistoric Pottery

As an artist who is interested in the history and the contemporary meaning of handicraft in our society, I spent a weekend in the woods to get to the prehistoric roots of the ceramic handicraft. I learned how to collect and prepare my own clay. I created some pieces with no tools but my hands and fired them in an open fire.

The open fire and the natural clay give every piece its unique colour. It was great to work in nature and to use the things that it can give you. Of course it is much easier to buy commercialised clay and to fire the pieces in a regulated electronic kiln. However being able to create ceramics using only things from nature gives you an ultimate feeling of independence. It made me realise how important that knowledge is and it became a big part of my philosophy as an artist and teacher.