Earth, Wood & Fire
People have been soiling their hands with clay for at least thirty thousand years, or as long as they have been making pottery, one of the earliest of human inventions. The miraculous process in which fire transforms clay into a fragile object of beauty and utility is as fascinating today as it was at the beginning.
On Friday we welcome the new Soffa which focuses on the theme of Plentitude. We’re saying goodbye to issue 28, dedicated to flora and fauna, with a video about potters’ work. The article about alchemy of the earth, wood and fire, and work of Czech potters dealing with porcelain can be found in Soffa 28: