Today I read an article on a recent major cargo ship fire off the coast of Sri Lanka.
The brave citizens of that area working tirelessly to clean up their shores is quite a sight to behold. Indeed they have a challenge ahead of them, as do the countless marine animals that make the area home. Observing the small plastic pellets that washed ashore, shown traversed by a magnificent crab in one of the images, is yet another reminder of the value of the small efforts we make to reduce, reuse and recycle. Ruggiero Artisan Tile makes every effort to re-use items in the studio, from the newsprint that the clay is rolled onto, to the bottles that hold the glaze, to the boxes and plastic wrapping that enclose the tiles for shipping.