Utilitarian works in clay, fired or otherwise, number amongst the first recorded human activity on the Canary Islands. The clay employed on the island is of volcanic origin (rich in iron and aluminium) that requires special treatment when being fired. These clays do not resist very high temperatures, can not be glazed and take on a dark earthy red colouring of singular beauty.
Clay that has been worked and moulded appeals to all but the most unfeeling heart. We appreciate ceramics as a result of their fragility, amongst other reasons.