Temporality & Time With Clay
Heidegger said “The thingly element is manifestly the matter of which it consists. Matter is the substrate and field for the artist’s formative action.”1
The artist recognizes the medium, acts and thinks with it. In works where the process is presented directly to the audience, they can also get involved in the flow, establishing a different connection with the material than with ‘finished’ works in object form. Works that are produced with unfired ceramic clay are important due to being in a state of flux, the viewer witnesses many phases of the material and can build a bond with it.