I am in the early stages of a collaboration with the ceramicist Joanne Ayre.
Initial ideas have been around < the island > – a theme I have been writing on and which interests Joanne too.
I’ve started to make some experiments by ‘translating’ the processes by which clay becomes a ceramic material (wedging, forming, firing, glazing, etc.) into a series of formal procedures for writing poetry. I am using various source texts from Umberto Eco’s The Island of the Day Before, Issue 38 of Cabinet Magazine and elsewhere.
The collaboration has been commissioned for the magazine Ceramic Review. I will document the process, or as much as I can of it, on this blog.