January 12, 2010
One of the things I really really love about clay is how well it takes imprints. It will show off every thread and perfect little stitch when pressing fabric into it.
Sure, sometimes it can drive you absolutely bonkers if you are tryingt to keep things 'clean' and untouched, but most of the time I find it adds character to a piece, rather than ruining it.
Sometimes I discover small surprices. Here I didn't notice my own fingerprints in the fired piece until I looked at the close-up pictures. Something to keep in mind if I ever plan on committing a clay-related crime.... :)