OCAD K !ahowing ebaoaC💩 /@’ch💩 a💩 💩aaa h ( 5″, 300 mL). Mid-fire casting slip, underglaze and glazes. Fired to cone 6.

This is one of my later casts, when repairs to detached dots were already routinely being done. However, this particular cast suffered from dot detachment near the bottom that was so severe that I decided to not repair it. The “K” on the first line came from a defect in the mould itself; a repair was performed earlier on the mould but the repair was not done correctly, resulting in the “U” being consistently cast as a “K”.

The severe corruption causes the message to come out as clearly nonsensical; it is not possible to interpret this even as Grade 2 braille.

Another question that arose from this: What would the jumble of dots at the bottom feel like? Being sighted I really don’t know, but I imagine it would probably just feel like a jumble of dots. Perhaps it would feel like a jumbled mix of letters at first, until it’s clear that they aren’t even letters.

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