Never have I been so excited about being given a whole lot of mud (well, I probably have, but in the context of growing things… which I guess connects all these ideas).
Thanks to ceramicist Elsa Naveda as well as the serendipitous materials index curated in the education space at Museo Tamayo back in Mexico City who started my collection of earth samples
and of course, discovering that the various Oaxacan earth processed by Margarita De La Peña back in 2014 (and who had inspired this trip) were still available to use at the studio.
They are used in combination with a glutinous rice flour as a binder for Moku Hanga.
And after a couple of days grinding and sieving, I finally got to work…