Clay

A photo series by Stephanie Yap and Matthew Vrettas, the artists behind Ghost Wares.
Read our interview with Stephanie here

Clay is formed as rocks are broken down over time, it can either be found at its source of origin, or far away down a river. When making pieces, we’re changing clay back to a form that is similar to its stone origin and in doing so it becomes a cycle.

By viewing a piece of pottery against stone, we can consider its origin and how we have altered its journey. This stone is being degraded by its environment, this cycle is continual, the stone will not last forever and neither will the pottery. Our interaction with clay is a small part of its already long journey.