I found this short and beautiful film clip on YouTube recently and thought I’d share it! It it shows a little bit of India and how wood blocks are made, and used. It really caught my attention because of the beautiful filming, and the fact that I use these type of blocks in my clay work.
I have always liked to use pattern on my pots. Places I have found pattern have been as far-flung as a lemon zester, to old tap and die tools from a local factory. A couple of years ago a student of mine gave me some printing blocks from India. I have used them here and there. About a year ago I posted some asparagus trays drying, but never posted the finished product. Here they are again, with the finished product. I used the blocks for texture on the bottom inside.