Emblem 127

Information and materials

Porcelain, paper, water, rolling pin, knife, paint brush, iron oxide, hands + heat. 

I make these ‘labels’ as a verbal record of a visual object. They name the basic material, ingredients that create colour, texture, surface. Yet a gulf divides the two – the words & symbols can’t begin to evoke the visual effects brought about by chance, temperature, atmosphere. But for me they retain an image in the mind’s eye of the first time I saw it.