I’ve been working primarily with a wild clay dug from a local tobacco field for the past 10 years. A couple of years ago I dug 11 dump truck loads and moved them to my property, so I don’t go to the field much anymore. I did go there on Sunday and these are some pieces I made from the raw chunks of straight from the field. I see the little vessels as sketches or maquettes for future work. Responding to place and drawing influence directly from the environment. #vessel #ceramics #wildclay #joshcopus

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Processing clay at The Slow Working Institute of Pragmatic Expressionism. The clay we made today is a combination of two Tasmanian materials: a nice yellow clay from Oyster cove and this beautiful plastic white clay from the lagoon at Cremorne just down the hill from the institute. This particular lump is from the batch we dug last time I was here in 2011. #wildclay #ceramics

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