The Happisburgh clays have three shades/types This intrigued me, the process of taking fine particles of rock and adding water to make clay by drying the combined material and then removing the water by heat to vitrification..but the fine particles moving as eddies in the breeze here just brought this to mind.
Contact from David Walker Barker 22nd of April ‘Hi David, Would it be OK for me to contact you again for advice and discussion regarding my work and the Land2 groups work?’ ‘Hi Scott No problem , just one thing I will say is don't over-think things --- establish a kind of workable foundation on which to start something but allow yourself flexibility in dealing with the ideas as they develop.’ http://land2.leeds.ac.uk/people/walker-barker/
As this firing took place, the lavender in one of the test pieces infused the room with scent. As you can see there was some evidence of burnout, but I think the use of the clays have just as interesting a result.
So following the same process for the other clays I collected I did the same here. Obviously I only collected a small amount due to the sensitive geological location, although as soon as I bent down with my bag to pick some up I was questioned by someone who thought I was collecting Fossils.
Coastal erosion at Happisburgh image from British Geological Survey : http://www.bgs.ac.uk/landslides/Happisburgh.html Following my interview with Nicky Darrell (Anglian Potters) I started to find out further information about the local clay at Happisburgh and came across this cross section of a cliff for the area. A sad irony that the destruction of the coastline is down to the particular stratification of the rocks and the movement of water. Two of the elements involved in