February, letting materials talk for themselves

I am currently Designing a whisky bottle top for an imaginary distillery in Colonsay, applying the idea of “a sense of place” and inspired by recent explorations on geodiversity, what is around us, what makes us belong, how do we manage to belong to a new place? What do we carry with us when we move? what is of value? But that is for another day.

Before I go any further in my raising of questions , which seems to be my speciality I will go back to Colonsay and what the brief suggests to me. A small island next to Islay, famous for the peaty whisky and the slate islands likeEsadale and Luing so I started to look at both these materials and how they are used, the patterns created when they are worked on..