A series about people that have influenced my creative path
Hand-bound book with handprinted cover paper by Corinna Krause
Each summer in the Outer Hebrides there is a fortnight of open studios called Art on the Map. Corrina Krause from Solas Bookbinding is one of the participants whose work I really admire. This particular book sits beside my wheel every day. It’s now a little clay streaked but it is truly treasured, not only for it’s beauty, but also because it holds all the measurements for every shape of piece I have made.
For the non-potters amongst you: it is critical to keep a detailed log of everything. This includes: type of clay used, weight of clay, diameter and height of thrown item, sketch of shape etc. This means that remaking a particular piece becomes more simple. This is important particularly because clay shrinks significantly as it dries and is fired, making it difficult to work from finished measurements.