Exhibition 20th to 21th of November
'Made by mud and air', by Mercedes Bellido. Madrid (14 Velarde Street).
The power of mud
Mud is a primordial material, made up of two of the main elements that make up our planet: land and water. In addition, it has very spiritual connotations the fact of molding from "nothing" and obtaining something as delicate and beautiful as ceramic.
Ceramics and the four elements
In the ceramic process, the four elements appear: earth and water to obtain the mud, air to dry the piece and the fire of the kiln to fire the pieces. I have always been attracted to ceramics, when I was little in Zaragoza there was a craft fair and remember that there was always a potter who always gave me a piece, I loved to see the wheel turn and the apparent ease with which he modeled clay.