Impressions: A strong effect produced on the intellect, feeling, conscience, etc.
Working in clay is a humbling reminder of how easy it is to make an impression. It is also a reminder of the amount of skill it takes to create the desired impression. Physical impressions are on almost every surface that we interact with: the grout lines in the floor we are standing on, the texture of the walls, the tread on the tires that take us from place to place. Some of these impressions are more functional than decorative, but they all started by altering an object/surface/idea that was flat and non-descript.