Click to enlargeGaia Glazed with Earth's Crust

12" x 12"

The shape comes from a kiln style called catenary arch, a brick-laying construction that requires no buttressing. The curve is made by dangling a chain from two points and tracing that curve onto a piece of cardboard. One side says "Gaia" and the other, the coordinates of the Earth crust slurry that is melted on the shoulders; it's from the spreading mid-Atlantic Ridge, applied thickly as a slurry which contracted during evaporation of water before firing and release of chemical water during firing. It's as compatible with Cape Cod's hydrangeas as anything I've ever seen. Lavender glaze assembled from refined materials.