I have a potential opportunitiy to create an outdoor installation.
If I work in clay, I'll obviously need to worry about the resiliency of the piece (it would be installed in a cold climate). I've read a couple articles (here's a short one from Digifire).
Porosity seems to be a key factor. I've seen some mention of closed porosity, however- linked to the idea that addition of fibrous material to the clay body can actually increase resiliency.
One measure that I will take, if I do this, is to make the installation modular (keeping the components smaller).
However, I was wondering if anyone had grappled with this issue, and whether they have any suggestions?