Why pots, as a choice of form?
One of the things I’m interested in is the objects and tools we use to store knowledge and examine the past. It’s often through material objects like pots that we read and construct histories. Books are obviously a very potent cultural signifier – the idea of destroying a book still carries a lot of power – yet we throw away and pulp a lot of books all the time, for many different reasons. Faced with a pile of abandoned books, I was interested in creating an alternative archive of the information these now redundant containers once held, returning them to an object making tradition that is prehistoric, pre-literate. Transforming one kind of container or vessel into another. Of course there is something perhaps ironic that these paper pots would perish fairly quickly in any archaeological record.