I thought I’d share some thoughts and images about the evolution of clay. In a nutshell, it is the earth grinding its jaws in its sleep. Multiply by billions of years and this clay was born out of disintegrating rock, which, as it decomposed, deposited alumina and silica particles into quiet deltas, valleys and riverbeds. A simple, patient math equation: stone + time = clay.
And then there is the evolution of artistry. A wad of clay + inquisitive fingers = this Buddha figure. That, of course, is the short version of the story. I suspect that the longer version predates clay by a long shot, going back all the way to the Big Bang, actually just before that, whatever that was.