I keep being asked (most frequently by my daughter) about my favourite thing – food, colour, even bug. And I keep struggling to answer because in most cases I don’t have a favourite, I have many.
I am finding the same with clay bodies. Last year I spent a lot of time working with porcelain and I really enjoy how smooth it is. And it is so easy to use, especially for hand building and making more delicate pieces.
This year I am also working with a new dark brown clay that is great for wheel throwing. It is gritty and is especially interesting when gas fired.
I still feel that my work continues to have two fairly distinct styles. And I think that I may have settled on a favourite clay body for each. I imagine I will still experiment with others and possibly find another favourite. You really can never have too many . . . I think?