The Gulf of Mexico has me fascinated as I imagine runoff from Kansas travelling into it, salt domes underneath it, dying coral, wonderful fishing and fragile ecosystems all together.
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10" x 3"
Interior marine sediment thickly applied, exterior is same material thinly applied and band of writing says, "Gulf of Mexico - colonizers offering genetic contributions - co-evolving zones - a NOAA Large Marine Ecosystem."
Rim and center is a brown shiny glaze that contains some Red Sea colorant. Central bird was filled with clear crushed glass.
7" wide x 2.75" high
Click to read the numbers that can locate the source of this sediment glaze on a map. The sediment is from Orcas basin and is fine-grained, transparent (see exterior) and shows details of terrain in the porcelain clay's surface.
Copper and chromium color the matte and glossy green glazes on this bowl. Clear sea glass in the center foamed up when hot and dragged colorant from sediment back down in; that accounts for the dark area in the cooled glass center.
5" x 2"
Brown glaze is from 26° 59.12° north, 91° 17.6° West and is more like something I want to wear as lipstick than any sediment I've touched since I began with seafloor mud 15 years ago! My affinity for it was so strong I used it on this bowl with no prior testing (and that's a rare risk).
The porcelain clay was so soft that four pressure points from my fingers dimpled the clay which later (in the kiln) caused the expanded molten colorless seaglass to rise up, merge with some color from the mud, and relax back down in a squarish shape. Rare risk, rare outcome.
Lavender glaze on the rim assembled from refined materials.