What are wild structures

These words are from the dictionary of the Scots language: http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/hut. The terms of which are in common usage unlike the Gaelic which is more common in the highlands. Drystane dyke doocot: pidgeon hole usually near eaves in a building, structure to house doos cot: humble dwelling, cottage, workers housing belonging to employer fauld: an … Continue reading What are wild structures

Holburne Project: vernacular structures

Featured image: Dry stone wall, Holburne Museum Grounds (Affleck) Photograph, 09/01/18 The wall surrounding the immediate museum grounds is a dry stone wall: I had a look on the website of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (http://www.dswa.org.uk/about-the-dswa.asp) accessed 19/01/18, to see if there was any vernacular terms in the south-west, but there … Continue reading Holburne Project: vernacular structures

Local clay bodies

Atelier NL (http://ateliernl.com/) Tile map of clay samples from Noordoostpolder region of the Netherlands http://ateliernl.com/projects/polderceramics, accessed 26/12/17 Atelier NL are based in the Netherlands and spent a year collecting soil samples from all the farmers in Noordoostpolder region. Using this clay, they have a range of ceramics that use local materials, use traditional ceramic functional … Continue reading Local clay bodies

Additions to clay bodies

Ceramic artists who add collected and found objects to clay bodies   Virginia Pates (http://virginiapates.blogspot.co.uk/) The Lower Parking Lot Porcelain, thrown and altered, with inclusions of dirt from the lower parking lot of the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, fired to cone 6 oxidation, 2014. (http://virginiapates.blogspot.co.uk/) accessed 26/12/17 This is a pot with … Continue reading Additions to clay bodies