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.
11" x 1.75"
Atlantic and Pacific from Monterey Bay and Emerald Basin (off Nova Scotia), sediments alternate in stripes. The lucky part is how the Emerald Basin sediment formed rivulets and then beaded up in a circular band of pooled glaze. Seaglass center.
8" x 3.5"
Evenly applied North Atlantic sediment. Coordinates on back. Cruise R/V Knorr-158-4 Multi-Core #60.
10" wide x 4" high
So many times I did the same thing and got a different outcome. I say, "evenly applied ocean sediment melted this way" and watch people realize that the patterns form during melting in the kiln . . . I DO NOT MAKE THE PATTERNS.
From Norfolk Slope, east of Virginia Capes. Comes with box.
Back is glazed with Ceara Rise sediment.
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.
Sediment from 4500 meters deep in the Atlantic Ocean east of Virginia. Molten sediment wandered over a 2.5" area of lavender glaze on the inside bottom of the bowl. The rest we can speculate about . . . and many people already have.
5" wide x 4" high
8" high x 5.5" wide
Says, "Mediterranean 8th Century B.C. carriers of wine, Phoenician shipwreck". The sediment glaze covers most of the exterior -- the branching pattern it makes self-assembles during firing. Interior glaze of celadon and exterior copper green are both assembled from refined materials. Blue seaglass in the lid.
Exterior is from a briny venting area of the Red Sea, taken where the water was 133°F. Visit Red Sea Hot Brine for more information.
Interior and foot are a copper red glaze, assembled from refined materials that can be red or green or clear, depending on kiln atmosphere and length of time during firing when the volatile copper is exiting out the flue. In this piece, near the interior bottom there are signs of deep red.
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.