Private Mud Genus
Twinned with Public muds.
I knew there was a frog hidden in the half-brick. But before excavating it, it seemed sensible to record in white clay the mortar that had been hidden from view since a Victorian brickie laid it. It transpired there were two layers of mortar. Like Karissa and Borak, this wall was evidently from an accident black spot.
These tiny tendril shapes had been left by the suction of the mortar as it was tapped into place. Weaving and rolling worms of clay in the frog made a printing surface that could be used with Black Mud.
This seam of Crumbly Mud is an enlarged version of a crease hidden in the mortar. It is embedded in Japanese paper made from wool.