Using porcelain slip, am looking at ways to create finer surface structures that suggest sections from a mycelial network of hyphae. Using clay to create fine delicate structures is really challenging and I have a long way to go if I wish to pursue this in a meaningful way. As I was playing around with the different things that could be used, it made me wonder if I could consider using some non-ceramic material that would work with the sculptural forms. This is the seed of an idea and I haven't explored it further as to how realistic or practical it is to do.
For these forms I used cotton wool fibres and wool rovings dipped in porcelain slip and then stretched over the surface of the ellipse.
I continued this experimentation with organic materials dipped into slip on a larger piece where I used cotton thread and orange stained porcelain slip.