Raw clay Lab
Clay Crush is an installation of 500 unfired clay vessels. The vessels form patterns extended along a path at Eramboo. The palm-sized vessels are made by pressing clay into a mould to make multiple similar shapes and once dried out and crisp are placed ready for participants who are encouraged to walk slowly barefoot over the vessels. Crushing the raw clay with bare feet induces crumbling sensations underfoot and cracking sounds. The vessels are unfired and crush easily but there is the sense of treading on and breaking china cups or crockery. Afterwards new patterns are formed by participants from crushing and flattening the vessels that crumble into circular shapes. The clay remnants are later recycled.