Kasugai  (clamp)
Soil has all kinds of names. Properties such as colour, shrinkage rate and stickiness can also vary greatly from one soil to another. Usually, when making things like pottery, a number of different soils are blended to create a material that can be shaped easily. Before it is blended, the original soil is called gendo. For the exhibition, I wanted to reconfirm the compatibility of different gendo. I blended two soils and made two balls , arranging them between a piece of each soil. Finally, I used a tatara machine to crush and unite them. I made a range of combinations, each characterised by different properties. The blended soil acted like a kasugai (clamp), creating a bond between the individual soils to form a plate.