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Branching Patterns

This is the glaze result that prompted my investigations when I first saw it in 1997. "Nature wrote about it as "Glazes from Deep Time" later republished as "Dendrites from the Deep", thanks to Martin Kemp.

Once I had Pacific muds and basalt-sourced materials, other effects materialized and changed the course of work going forward.



Dripping Down ~ Growing Branches Up
Dripping Down ~ Growing Branches Up

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.


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Indian Ocean on Porcelain
Indian Ocean on Porcelain


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Migratiing and Pooling
Migratiing and Pooling

8" x 3.5"

Evenly applied North Atlantic sediment. Coordinates on back. Cruise R/V Knorr-158-4 Multi-Core #60.


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Mappable "Pristine North Atlanntic"
Mappable "Pristine North Atlanntic"

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.


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Drips Down, Crystallizes Up (I name it eloquent.)
Drips Down, Crystallizes Up (I name it eloquent.)

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.


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West of South Africa and Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rock
West of South Africa and Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rock

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.


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Indian Ocean Eocene Sediment
Indian Ocean Eocene Sediment

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.


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