In French, the verb émeriser describes the process of sanding down before polishing. This particular expression clearly warms hearts in the workshop. “The beauty of technical terms!” one might hear when passing through the studio, or even “Sorry I can’t. I’ve got my hands full, I’m emerising.”
Time remains attached to an object once it is created. Inalienable from eternity, from the symbolic, from transmission, carry this light baggage of timelessness with you at all times. Even better, wear it on your sleeve.