11" wide x 4" high
Not literally, but figuratively speaking this piece is covered with Earth crust slurry from Mid-Atlantic Ridge which, on porcelain, can be a bit sheer where thin and as it's thicker it's more metallic looking. A groove of clear sea-glass fractured and glistens in contrast to the other glazes. The center is "All".
5" x 2"
Sea-glass center, copper green trim assebled from refined materials. Sea a map of this area and a cell biologist’s microscopy image and more.
8.75" x 4"
Says, "Snowball Earth a time and a place when 635 million years ago global glaciation says this melted Namibian rock."
The rock slurry was applied thickly inside and thinly outside. The stoneware clay interacted with clay during firing and colored the glaze. Rim and foot of glaze assembled from refined materials.
7" high x 5" wide
Wide K-T Band area at shoulder wows me with how it looks like a circulating dust band. I apply the sediment evenly and what happens after that is a gift from the fire--this one has been well-blessed.
8.5" x 2"
Center of seag-lass framed by speckled brown area of K-T Band framed by chattered area of Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry. Rim next to words is Namibian rock that, reportedly, proves glaciation at equator 600 to 700 million years ago.
13.5" wide x 2.75" high
Band of speckled warm-white on interior and exterior is Namibian rock that is evidence that Earth was fully glaciated about 700 million years ago. Red Sea is in the brown shiny glaze, lip of Galapagos and the chatter pattern is Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry. Two fish in center, carved as a stamp by Alan Steinbach.
13" x 3.25"
So many stories! Even the green glass center had been red glass before firing! (must have been the basalt granules causing a local reduction?) Transformation.
Says: Earth covered by ice 635 million years ~ still spinning ~ hard crust around a molten core. HERE: basalt and glass center framed by subducting residue, spreading crust, "ALL" mud and Namibia (arrow points to rock powder on the rim).
The back is "ALL" (dips into buckets from north, south, east, west plus siliceous and carbonate materials) applied thinly.
Glaze on rim that's matte white and green, assembled from refined materials.
11" x 1.75"
Says, "Snowball Earth, a place and a time. Here, melted Namibian rock layers report global glaciation 635 million years ago." That's the greenish gray area between the center of seaglass and the rim of traditional glaze. Melted stone dust from the Namibian rock.
5.25" x 2"
Slightly translucent porcelain. Interior is the Snowball Earth glaze that flows some and becomes granular a bit with a few pinholes. Matte and shiny white glazes assembled from refined materials.
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.
11" high x 7.5" wide
Says, "Mixed muds and rock powders from north, south, east and west. Time spaces blurred as we spin, all one in spirit." Namibian rock melted in the shoulder and flowed into the matte white glaze below.
Interior white glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass in center of lid.