10.25" x 3"
Says, "Amphora sediment from Mediterranean seafloor, 8th Century B.C., shipwrecked carriers of wine, Tanit or Elissa, off Ashkelon." Matte and shiny green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sediment is applied thickly interior and thinkly exterior. Seaglass center. The glaze has some bumps and gassey pinholes -- no surprise for an unrefined material such as this. And who knows what fragments are suspended in the sediment? Maybe yeast still alive from that wine, thinks Patricia Gadsby, a molecular gastronomist. Green matte and shiny glazes assembled from refined materials.
9" wide x 3" high
On porcelain. Pool in bottom is same sediment--one even application. Coordinates on back. Cruise R/V Knorr-158-4 Multi-Core #60.
8" x 3.5"
Evenly applied North Atlantic sediment. Coordinates on back. Cruise R/V Knorr-158-4 Multi-Core #60.
12.5" wide x 3.5" high
Arrested bubbling of molten mud erupting through crystalline surface. What does this say about the deeper layers of Earth? A fractal thinker could spin a story; a logical geologist said, "That's subduction". If you're prone to staring at natural evidence, you might be intrigued.
Exterior is same glaze as interior applied thinkly, showing foraminfera speckles. Rim glaze assembled from refined materials.
12.5" x 2.75"
Brazil Margin sediment flowed down and branched, also moved upward as crystals formed during firing. Coordinates written on back. Rim of Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry cut from Kane Fracture Zone self-organized into bricks on rim.
Assembled from refined materials are copper and brown shiny glaze.
12.5" x 3.5"
Interior bowl is heavily applied sediment from off the the west African coast, thanks to R/V Melville, one of the first sediments given to me because of some imploded cores. Rim is rock slurry squeezed into a thick pile that contracted and metamorphosed into brick-like shapes. Coordinates written clearly on the back, where copper green-blue glaze assembled from refined materials frames calligraphy.
11" x 3.5"
A play with squeezed drips of matte white glaze atop Indian Ocean sediment shows that the sea-mud detoured around the refined glaze. The foram shells were dated by visual inspection and estimated to have lived 35 million years ago.
Click for largest image of interior to see that. Exterior glaze assembled from refined materials.
4.75" x 2.75"
For those odd folks who enjoy staring into dark places and seeing color, this Galapagos sediment on porcelain is dense with color. White interior and turquise bands of glaze, assembled with refined materials. Blue sea-glass thumb-well.
4.75" x 2.75"
Yes, the coordinates are specific, yes it's high-fired porcelain that fuses colors as they blend, yes the sediment shows off thick and thin evidence . . . but something here makes my words too pale.
Some WOW stuff came from the kiln over twenty years of melting muds and rocks. Some I photographed and have assembled into a set of twelve cards you can see as thumbnails and a slideshow here. Cards are blank inside EXCEPT a thirteenth with a LEGEND inside -- it refers to numbers on each card.
NOTE about shipping: $7.50 is the cost of one in a Flat Rate USPS box but website only calculates UPS. If you need shipping, I'll subtract the difference between $7.50 and the UPS charge so you'll pay the lower cost. If you're buying multiple boxes, I'll probably use UPS; if in doubt, contact me.
14" x 1.5"
Says: Center of glass and gold framed by Earth crust slurry melted framed by "ALL" layers mixed from north, south, east, west framed by 9°45' south 175°45'west & "Snowball Earth". (Amazing roll of the Snow-Ball earth material as it encroaches but does not overflow onto the writing.)
The back is glazed with the same Lau Basin material whose coordinates are specified on the front.
There is a photo of the piece before firing that shows the center is red glass that turned green in the firing.