The project Dust; Place and Skill explores how dust can help establish an understanding of today's post-agricultural and post-industrial landscape and craft practices. My material starting point is clay. I treat it as a fundamental material, focusing on its phases of dissolution into dust. I understand dust literally, as an entropic material, but also poetically, as a transitional stage-something degenerating but with the possibility of becoming something else. This project expands the concept further to 'man-made dust', production and re-production-the dust of culture. I am interested in the material's cultural content, not as refuse, but as an active, inclusive material; dust as the basis for a place's composition, resources and identity.