Click to enlargeBlack Sea Seasonal Blooms

4.5" high x 3.5" wide

Black Sea sample showed layers of dark and light from the seasonal anoxic conditions that made blooms of fibrous plant material that then decayed into dark layers. Applying this sediment was tricky because the plant fibers would drag the mud off as I tried to apply it; plant fibers burned out early in the firing, leaving a salty sparse layer of sediment that's now a mottled glaze.

Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.