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Peruvian Margin
Peruvian Margin

4.5" x 2"

Interior and exterior browns are marine sediment from the Peruvian Margin. Rim and foot are glazes assembled from refined materials. center of sea glass.

BL-32
Ice Outside Earth's Molten Core
Ice Outside Earth's Molten Core

4" high

Says, "Snowball Earth, global ice above Earth's spinning molten core". The white patterned area (exterior top) some scientists say proves that earth was fully glaciated 650 million years ago it's from ground up Namibian rock. Dark area is ground rock slurry from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.

PC195
Dinosaur-Killing Dust Cloud
Dinosaur-Killing Dust Cloud

4.25" high

Very translucent, this cup says, "Dinosaur-killing cloud of K-T Band and Mid-Atlantic Ridge remagmized".

DDOF-13
Crust Melts, Dust Settles
Crust Melts, Dust Settles

4" x 2.75"

Says, "Down deep Earth crust, asteroid dust from K-T Band settles".

DDOF-25
Black Sea: Anoxic Seasonal Blooms
Black Sea: Anoxic Seasonal Blooms

4" x 1.5"

The seasonal blooms in the Black Sea core make striped layers of visibly different material. The choked out plant fibers pull the mud off as I try to brush on what little I have -- while leaving a sheen of salt residue and allowing light to pass through the porcelain clay walls. Center is sea glass -- celadon and copper green glaze are glazes assembled from refined materials.

BL-18
Brazil Margin & Mouth of the Amazon
Brazil Margin & Mouth of the Amazon

4.75" high x 3" wide

The brown sediment glaze is from the Mouth of the Amazon River. I read, “The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.” It felt right to use Brazil Margin sediment with it.

Interior shiny brown and exterior matte green assembled from refined materials. Green glass thumb-well.

MG-029
Mouth of Amazon & Brazil Margin
Mouth of Amazon & Brazil Margin

4.5" high

The brown sediment glaze is from the Mouth of the Amazon River. I read, “The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.” It felt right to use Brazil Margin sediment with it.

Interior shiny brown and exterior matte green assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG158
Mud Patch
Mud Patch

A piece of sediment fell into the white interior and made a dark splotch -- still nice but, therefore, discounted slightly.

MG49
Stone Melting into Rivulets
Stone Melting into Rivulets

5.25" x 3.25"

Exterior lower area is the Namibian rock powder that melted into this pattern -- beautiful rivulets, complete with mysterious pinhole voids suggesting something worthy of inquiry. Interior white glaze and aqua seaglass thumbwell.

MG-127
Five Seas
Five Seas

14.5" x 7"

Atlantic, Galapagos, Bering Sea, Pacific, Mediterranean and a sprinkling of Antarctica sand.

RPL-85
Covered Jar 8th Century B.C. Mud Glaze
Covered Jar 8th Century B.C. Mud Glaze

12.5" high 9" wide

On stoneware clay, words say: Mediterranean amphora sediment from shipwreck Tanit or Elissa, 8th Century B.C.. The belly and lid are glazed with the sediment and the white matte glaze was assembled from refined materials.

ASH-266
Black Sea on Porcelain RIGHT
Black Sea on Porcelain RIGHT

3" tall

Two are shown here, specify left or right. Delicate NOT fragile, both of these have some translucency and are glazed with celadon inside and black Sea outside. The fibers in the mud burned out leaving mostly a salty sheen as residue. The one on the left was in a more oxidising kiln atmosphere and is more golden. The one on the right was in a more reducing atmosphere and is more grayish blue-green, even though both were glazed with the same iron-based celadon glaze.

BLK-2R
Shares Provenance with Stonehenge Stones
Shares Provenance with Stonehenge Stones

5" x 3.75"

On porcelain clay, brown speckled area is glacial sarsen from the stoney valley of Fyfield Downs, where Stonehenge stones once were. Interior celadon and exterior matte green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumbwell is blue.

MG-016
Juan de Fuca Strait
Juan de Fuca Strait

3.5" x 3"

Brown sediment is from Juan de Fuca Strait, thanks to a cruise of R/V Atlantic in 2005. Interior white and exterior lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials.

CP-51
Five Seas Named & Volcanic Sand (slight warp)
Five Seas Named & Volcanic Sand (slight warp)

14.75" x 7"

Frolicking fish stamped in clay on the back side. Mediterranean, Antarctica, Bering Sea, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

RPL-5
Down Deep Out Far
Down Deep Out Far

4.25" x 3"

Very translucent, this says, "Down deep out far: K-T Band dust from space and Earth crust".

DDOF-21
If You Like Drips . . .
If You Like Drips . . .

7" high

Says, "Phoenician shipwreck, carriers of wine, amphora from 8th Century B.C.", and that refers to the sediment glaze on most of the exterior. Other glazes assembled from refined materials are interior celadon and exterior matte green with a band of copper green. Seaglass in the lid.

JR190
Ashkelon Excavations' Amphorae Mud Melted
Ashkelon Excavations' Amphorae Mud Melted

5" x 2.75"

On porcelain clay is the sediment applied thickly inside and thinly outside. In bottom center was a piece of clear seaglass which, during firing, interacted with the molten mud. Click for back image and click again for largest size if you want to read the words.

Celadon and copper green glazes assembled from refined materials.

PBL-14
Exit of Rhone River
Exit of Rhone River

5" x 3.25" Porcelain

This sediment shows details of clay in the form underneath by how it slides and pools and breaks over ridges -- words about it say, "R/V Oceanus - Mediterranean at exit of Rhone - where outgassing makes geoclutter."

Foot glazed with black slip glaze.

MED-21
Subduction Zone Near Costa Rica
Subduction Zone Near Costa Rica

4.25" x 3.25"

Says, "Costa Rican subducting zone of friction and pressure".

MG-075
Lau Basin Seamounts
Lau Basin Seamounts

14" x 7"

Nothing but brown marine sediment with small foram shells melted thickly and thinly on this platter. Thicker application is yellowish and becomes crystalline, catching glints of light. From the Lau Basin, an area of intense magmatic and volcanic activity. Thanks to R/V Kilo Moana and Dan Fornari for this wonderful mud.

PL-101
Where Plates Collide, Friction
Where Plates Collide, Friction

5.25" high x 2.75" wide

Exterior patterned brown is the Costa Rican Accretionary Prism and resulted from an even dip into a bucket of the sediment glaze. It curled as it dried and relaxed down at high temperature in the kiln. Interior white and exterior teal are glazes assembled from refined materials.

MG87
Costa Rican Accretionary Prism
Costa Rican Accretionary Prism

3.25" x 3"

Says, "Costa Rican accretionary prism: subducting plates folding & fracturing". Interior shiny brown and exterior turquoise are glazes assembled fro refined materials.

MG-076
Santa Barbara Basin
Santa Barbara Basin

14" x 7" x 1.5"

The sediment from this area has lots of long shell pieces in it. When I squirt lots of it on a horizontal surface like this, it dries and curls up and later during firing it relaxes back down and melts. Glazes assembled from refined materials are the five colored dots and the celadon on rim and back. There are some warps -- comes with the territory.

RPL-36
Mud Patch (off Martha's Vineyard) and Narragansett Bay
Mud Patch (off Martha's Vineyard) and Narragansett Bay

5.5" x 2.25"

On translucent porcelain, words written with a few brush-hairs say, "In: Narragansett Bay Out: Mud Patch thirty square mile area south of Martha's Vineyard". Find a map about the the Mud Patch area in the Collected Mud Stories section of Joan Lederman's blog.

Non-brown glazes on the lip and foot show some pink color that resulted from volatilized copper that moved through the kiln chamber, pulled by the suction of the chimney. The matte white and copper green glazes were assembled from refined materials. The center is seaglass.

BL-63
Gaia Glazed with Earth's Crust
Gaia 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.

VSK-26
Ice at Equator, Molten Core, Moving Layers of Time
Ice at Equator, Molten Core, Moving Layers of Time

13" wide x 1.75" high

Center outward: "ALL" layers of mud from north, south, east, west framed by Kane Fracture Zone, a spreading mid-ocean ridge framed by "snowball Earth" (Namibian rock) framed by a subducting Pacific plate". How many stories can one piece point to? The Pacific plate material closest to the rim is from Costa Rican Accretionary Prism where plates collide and friction makes heat--enough to melt the sediment. Ask geologists . . . .

Rim and green sediment are glazes assembled from refined materials.

ICE29
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter

5.25" x 3.5"

Says, "Mediterranean at exit of Rhone where outgassing makes geoclutter", the exact words spoken to me when bag of mud was handed to me off the dock when R/V Oceanus was being unloaded. I was also told that the bubbles of gas were fogging the sonar. The exterior is this sediment glaze. Interior is shiny white and thumb-well is aqua sea-glass.

MG-061
Mediterranean Shipwreck
Mediterranean Shipwreck

4.75" x 3.5"

Says, Mediterranean shipwreck, carriers of wine 8th Century B.C." and it's from the Ashkelon Excavations in the Mediterranean. Interior celadon and exterior green matte glazes assembled from refined materials. Thumbwell of sea-glass.

MG-03
Continental Margin
Continental Margin

4.75" x 3.25"

From 32°48' north 75°49'west foram-rich sediment on the top third. Interior of shiny brown and exterior matte green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb well is blue.

MG-040
Layers of Deep Space & Vast Time "ALL" (porcelain)
Layers of Deep Space & Vast Time "ALL" (porcelain)

4.5" x 3.5"

Says, "Mixed layers of deep space and vast time from north south east and west". Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials. Thumb-well of sea-glass.

MG-306
Brazil Margin and Mouth of the Amazon
Brazil Margin and Mouth of the Amazon

4.5" high x 3.25" wide

The brown sediment glaze is from the Mouth of the Amazon River. I read, “The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.” It felt right to use Brazil Margin sediment with it.

Interior shiny brown and exterior matte green assembled from refined materials. Green glass thumb-well.

MG-030
Outgassing Makes geoclutter
Outgassing Makes geoclutter

5.75" x 3.5"

Says, "Mediterranean at exit of Rhone where outgassing makes geoclutter", the exact words spoken to me when bag of mud was handed to me off the dock when R/V Oceanus was being unloaded. I was also told that the bubbles of gas were fogging the sonar. The exterior is this sediment glaze. Interior of shiny brown and exterior lavender are assembled from refined materials. Thumb-well is blue sea-glass.

MG-063
Uranian Basin on Porcelain
Uranian Basin on Porcelain

4.25" high x 3" wide

Mediterranean sediment from a deep hyper-saline anoxic basin that is sulpherous and cell biologist Nina Allen guessed, before seeing it fired, that it would be yellow. It is. On this mug, it's the exterior golden color. Interior white and exterior celadon at bottom are glazes assembled from refined materials. Seaglass in the thumbwell.

MGU-25
Quotes Poem "New Religion"
Quotes Poem "New Religion"

9.5" wide x .5" high

Porcelain clay dropped on beach stones and then glazed by dipping into slurry that resulted from cutting rocks drilled out of Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Pattern resulted from surface tension between slurry and undulating clay surface.

Written is Bill Holm’s poem, "New Religion".

This morning no sound but the loud breathing of the sea. Suppose that under all that salt water lived the god that humans have spent ten thousand years trawling the heavens for. We caught the wrong metaphor. Real space is wet and underneath, the church of shark and whale and cod. The noise of those vast lungs exhaling: the plain chanting of monkfish choirs. Heaven's not up but down, and hell is to evaporate in air. Salvation, to drown and breathe forever with the sea.

Wall-4
Mediterranean Shipwreck
Mediterranean Shipwreck

4" x 3"

Glaze from inside amphora lifted from a Phoenician shipwreck that sank in the Mediterranean 8th Century B.C. Interior celadon and exterior green matte glazes assembled from refined materials. Thumbwell of sea-glass.

MG-07
Ashkelon Excavations
Ashkelon Excavations

14.5 x 7 x 1.75

Back on side says, Phoenician Wreck, Ashkelon Excavations" which are enough keywords to search and get alot of information. Glazes assembled from refined materials are green and white mattes -- the pinkish tinge comes from volatilized copper interacting with the white matte glaze during firing.



RPL-A1
Glacial Sarsen from ....
Glacial Sarsen from ....

6" x 3"

Brown is the soil from Fyfield Down that's seen thin and thick and in transparent washes and opaque clumps.

Rim from glaze assembled from refined materials. Center of sea glass.

ST-25
Uranian Deep Hyper-Saline Anoxic Basin
Uranian Deep Hyper-Saline Anoxic Basin

5" wide x 1.5" high

The sediment can be seen as it behaves when applied thickly and thinly. Sea glass center, celadon and copper green glazes assembled from refined materials.

This Urania Basin link will bring you to a story about 93 Egyptians rescued in the eastern Mediterranean -- an unintended consequence of scientists investigating a deep hypersaline anoxic basin (DHAB).

BL-02
Amundsen Polynya
Amundsen Polynya

5" x 3.5"

Brown exterior glaze from 74°11.14' south 113°15.06' west. This Antarctica site offers more information about the sediment glaze source. Interior white and shiny brown top third are glazes assembled from refined materials. Thumb-well of sea-glass is blue.

MG021
Mappable Galapagos Seamounts on Porcelain
Mappable Galapagos Seamounts on Porcelain

3" high x 2.35" wide

Exterior brown is the Galapagos dredge. Interior celadon assembled from refined materials. Sea glass thumbwell.

MG-75
Sheer & opaque Rock Slurry Melted
Sheer & opaque Rock Slurry Melted

2.75" x 2.25"

On translucent porcelain, words say: 23.5° North and 45° West, slurry remagmized. Celadon interior glaze assembled from refined materials.

DD-37
Mud Patch
Mud Patch

5" x 3.5"

Mud Patch is a fine-sandy glaze (good for filing your nails) that come's from a thirty square mile are south of Martha's Vineyard called a "continental bight". It's on the exterior of this mug. Interior shiny white, tinged with blue from a black stripe of a black glaze, assembled from refined materials. Thumb-well of blue glass.

MG-051
Ecosystems Galore
Ecosystems Galore

I can't help making these culminating events from multiple places that bring my mind out to where I'm totally engaged in mysteries of our planet.

SMP-20
Layers of Vast Space & Deep Time (porcelain)
Layers of Vast Space & Deep Time (porcelain)

5" x 3.75"

Says, "Mixed layers of vast space and deep time from north south east west". Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials, thumb-well of sea-glass.

MG-305
Oxidized/Reduced on Porcelain
Oxidized/Reduced on Porcelain

5.25" high

Brown exterior glaze is from Antarctica sediment mixture applied to poreclain clay that was already fired once. In the glaze firing, sediment shrank and then relaxed down after getting to it's molten soft stage. A zone, looking like a line, divides a section that was oxidised and a section that was reduced -- referring to the presence of oxygen in the chamber during combustion. For some reason, on this mug, half was oxygen starved and half was not. The glaze colors are different because of this.

MG-133
Mappable Amundsen sea
Mappable Amundsen sea

4" x 3"

Exterior brown is the Amundsen Sea sediment. Interior celadon and exterior matte green assembled from refined materials. Green sea-glass thumb-well.

MG-171
Misplaced Snowball Earth and K-T Band
Misplaced Snowball Earth and K-T Band

3" wide

Crunchy glaze, applied by my mistake alongside this brown speckled K-T Band sediment. White matte and copper green rim assembled from refined materials.

BL-030
South China Sea (near Taiwan)
South China Sea (near Taiwan)

4" x 2.5"

Brown is the South China Sea sediment. Copper green glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass center.

BL-034
If You Like Drips . . .
If You Like Drips . . .

7" high

Says, "Phoenician shipwreck, carriers of wine, amphora from 8th Century B.C.", and that refers to the sediment glaze on most of the exterior. Other glazes assembled from refined materials are interior celadon and exterior matte green with a band of copper green. Seaglass in the lid.

JR190
Ashkelon Excavations' Amphorae Mud Melted
Ashkelon Excavations' Amphorae Mud Melted

5" x 2.75"

On porcelain clay is the sediment applied thickly inside and thinly outside. In bottom center was a piece of clear seaglass which, during firing, interacted with the molten mud. Click for back image and click again for largest size if you want to read the words.

Celadon and copper green glazes assembled from refined materials.

PBL-14
Where Gulf Stream Turns
Where Gulf Stream Turns

13.25" x 3.5"

A hefty bowl. Coordinates are written on the bottom inside the foot-ring. This sediment is foraminifera rich. Rim and back glazes assembled from refined materials

BL-104
Mud Patch
Mud Patch

4" x 3.25"

Mud Patch is a fine-sandy glaze (good for filing your nails) that come's from a thirty square mile are south of Martha's Vineyard called a "continental bight". It's on the exterior of this mug. Interior shiny white, tinged with blue from a black stripe of a black glaze, assembled from refined materials. Thumb-well of aqua glass.

MG-052
Hydrothermal Vent & Monterey Bay
Hydrothermal Vent & Monterey Bay

5" high x 3.5" wide

On light stoneware clay, exterior top third is sediment from the Monterey Bay seafloor. Hydrothermal vent granules are brushed on the vent-shaped area below. Seaglass in the thumbwell. Robin's egg and interior glazes were assembled from refined materials.

MGV-1
Hydrothermal Vent & Monterey Bay
Hydrothermal Vent & Monterey Bay

4.5" x 3.25"

Top exterior third is from the Monterey Bay seafloor. The ventish-looking area is where hydrothermal vent granules were brushed. Interior shiny brown and exterior robin's egg are glazes assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass thumbwell.

MG119
Muscongus and Penobscot Bays
Muscongus and Penobscot Bays

5.75" x 2.75" high

Two unique sediment glazes from the Gulf of Maine; the light-colored one is from a submerged carbonate beach at Muscongus Bay and the dark one inside and out is from Penobscot Bay. Thanks to R/V Argo Maine and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Center of sea glass. Rim and foot of copper-based glaze assembled from refined materials.

BL47
Bermuda Rise
Bermuda Rise

5" x 3.25"

From 33°41' north 57°36'west, 4,583 meters down thru water column to this foram-rich sediment, used on the top third of the mug. Interior of shiny white and exterior matte green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb well is green.

MG-045
Ship Was Either Tanit or Elissa
Ship Was Either Tanit or Elissa

5" x 3.5"

Says, "Mediterranean shipwreck, Tanit or Elissa carried wine 8th Century B.C." and it's from the Ashkelon Excavations in the Mediterranean. Interior celadon and exterior green matte glazes assembled from refined materials. Thumbwell of sea-glass.

MG-04
Layers of Time Mixed in Space
Layers of Time Mixed in Space

11.75" x 3.5"

Says, "ALL mixed layers of space mixed in time from north south east west -- seabeds melted.

Rim and foot of glaze assembled from refined materials and center of sea-glass.

BL-201
Mud Patch, Narragansett Bay, Sea Glass
Mud Patch, Narragansett Bay, Sea Glass

10.75" x 1.75"

The sandy dediment that had stripes of mud removed is from a thirty square mile area south of martha's Vineyard known as Mud patch. The patterned area adjacent to is from Narragannsett bay and the coordinates are written in the band next to the seaglass center. Exterior shiny brown assembled from refined materials.

PL-108
Emerald Basin (off Nova Scotia)
Emerald Basin (off Nova Scotia)

10" wide x 3.5" high

"Where birds live on wind" is written in a band on the back, alongside the coordinates and the name, Emerald Basin. Click a few times to get photos of the back and side enlarged on your screen.

The interior is the sediment glaze and in the center was a piece of clear seaglass that interacted with the sediment and became crystalline. The zone of interaction of the rim-glaze (made from refined materials) with the sediment glaze looks feathery to me -- a real gift of the materials and firing!

Back glaze assembled from refined materials.

BL-22
Shipwrecked Carriers of Wine
Shipwrecked Carriers of Wine

10.5" x 3"

Says, "Mediterranaean shipwreck Tanit or Elissa .... amphorae carried wine 8th century B.C." Sediment is applied thickly interior and thinkly exterior. The glaze has some bumps and gassey pinholes -- no surprise for an unrefined material such as this. And who knows what fragments are suspended in the sediment? Maybe yeast still alive from that wine, thinks Patricia Gadsby, a molecular gastronomist. Green matte and shiny glazes assembled from refined materials.

BL-077
Monterey Bay & Hydrothermal Vent
Monterey Bay & Hydrothermal Vent

5" x 3.25"

Top third is from the marine sanctuary of Monterey Bay and the hydrothermal vent granules from East Pacific Rise are brushed on, describing a symbol for hydrothermal vent activity.

Interior shiny brown and exterior matte green assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb-well is aqua.

MG-050
ALL
ALL

Interior glaze is the bucket of mixed sediments. Sea glass in center of both bowl and lid. Lid sits squarely on it's lid and is useful like the bowl.White and green matte glazes assembled from refined materials.

CAS-62
Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay

5.75" x 2.5"

On porcelain, back of bowl says, "Narragansett Bay, 41° north 71° west (melted). Brown glaze is the sediment. Other glaze assembled from refined materials, center of sea glass.

BL-62
Where Ocean Inhales
Where Ocean Inhales

4.25" x 3"

Silke Severmann asked me to write, "Where the ocean Inhales" on a piece she commissioned as a gift, about this material (and place). That's written here, no coordinates. It's the exterior glaze. Interior is shiny white.

MG-60
Five Seas (Bering Sea is one)
Five Seas (Bering Sea is one)

15" x 7"

Indian Ocean, Pacific, Bering Sea, Antarctica, Atlantic and a sprinkling of Hawaiian sand. More in the "Sampler" section. Some have writing on the front and some have it on the back.

RPL-77
Mappable Amundsen Sea (with glitches)
Mappable Amundsen Sea (with glitches)

4.25" x 3"

Coordinates clearly stated. Brown exterior is sediment glaze. The glaze has a couple of places where it split -- surface only. Interior white assembled from refined materials and a big thumb-well filled with green sea-glass.

MG-15
Melted Marine Sea-Bed History
Melted Marine Sea-Bed History

11.5" x 3"

Click for biggest images of back to read what says, "ALL melted marine seabed history from north south east west plus carbonate and silica based organisms".

Rim and foot of glaze assembled from refined materials.

BL-205
Brazil Margin & Mouth of Amazon River
Brazil Margin & Mouth of Amazon River

5.75" x 2.75"

Made of porcelain clay, writing on back says, "Brazil Margin & Mouth of Amazon River where fresh water nourishes the salty sea". Brown is Amazon River sediment and golden glaze is Brazil Margin sediment.

Other glazes assembled from refined materials. Center of sea glass.

BL-58
Amundsen Sea
Amundsen Sea

3"x 3"

Coordinates written for the Amundsen Polynya, the exterior iron-rich glaze. Interior celadon assembled from refined materials.

CP-90
Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Kane Fracture Zone
Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Kane Fracture Zone

4.25" x 3.5"

Kane Fracture Zone Earth crust from 25.5°’ north 45° west from 2.000 to 3,600 meters water depth. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials. Thumb-well of clear sea-glass.

MG-070
Continental Margin
Continental Margin

8" x 2" x 2"

Top third dipped into sediment from 32°48' north 79°49’ west. Interior is shiny brown, exterior matte are both assembled from refined materials.

VS-016
Orca Basin Gulf of Mexico
Orca Basin Gulf of Mexico

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.

PBL171
Heat from Friction & Heat from Upwelling Magma
Heat from Friction & Heat from Upwelling Magma

4.5" high

Band under lip is from Costa Rican area where plates are under such great pressure and friction that the sediment there melts from the heat of it. Lower material is from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where drillings into Earth's crust were taken, cut, and resulting slurry was given to me . . . a science writer gave me the word "remagmized" to describe what happens to this slurry in the kiln.

Interior glaze assembled from refined materials and red glass is used in the thumbwell -- I chose red as a glimmer of the Earth's interior heat.

MG165
Where Gulf Stream Turns
Where Gulf Stream Turns

13" x 3.5"

Sediment coordinates written on the back from an area named Norfolk Slope which is east of Virginia Capes and climate scientist Lloyd Kegwin told me "it's where the Gulf Stream turns", which is written on the back (click for larger images and read). Other glazes assembled from refined materials show the effect of volatilized copper during firing making pink areas on a white glaze where it is adjacent to a copper green glaze band. Clear sea glass band around central two fish.

BL-268
Earth Crust & Space Dust
Earth Crust & Space Dust

Lower exterior third is melted slurry (remagmized?) from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Kane Fracture Zone. Interspersed around it is the sediment with the iridium signature. Interio white glaze overlaps a black glaze at the top exterior where it tends to spark a bit of blue. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG-93
Glacial Sarsen from Stoney Valley
Glacial Sarsen from Stoney Valley

6.25" x 2"

Porcelain clay -- click to get bigger images and read calligraphy. Thanks to Olympic hurdler and world record-breaker, Dave Hemery and his wife V for sending me this unsolicited gift from their home neaf Fyfield Downs in England.

Greenish and white matte glazes assembled from refined materials.

ST-9
Costa Rican Subduction Zone on Porcelain
Costa Rican Subduction Zone on Porcelain

5" x 3.5"

Says, "Costa Rican subducting plates folding, fracturing fissuring friction". Interior of shiny brown and exterior dip of copper glaze, assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb-well is turquoise (from interacting with surrounding copper glaze).

MG-074
Continental Margin
Continental Margin

5.25" x 3.25"

32°48' north 75°49'west foram-rich sediment on the top third. Interior of shiny white and exterior lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb well is blue.

MG-032
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter

5.25" x 3.5"

Says, "Mediterranean at exit of Rhone where outgassing makes geoclutter", the exact words spoken to me when bag of mud was handed to me off the dock when R/V Oceanus was being unloaded. I was also told that the bubbles of gas were fogging the sonar. The exterior is this sediment glaze. Interior is shiny white and thumb-well is aqua sea-glass.

MG-062
Five Seas (places named on back)
Five Seas (places named on back)

14.5" x 7"

Atlantic, Galapagos, Bering Sea, Pacific, Mediterranean and a sprinkling of Antarctica sand.

RPL-83
Five seas (places named on back)
Five seas (places named on back)

14.5" x 6.5"

Atlantic, Antarctica, Bering Sea, Pacific, Indian Ocean sprinkled with Icelandic sand.

RPL-81
Natural Branching & a Bit of Warp
Natural Branching & a Bit of Warp

9.5" x 4.5"

Foram rich sediment applied thinly on the exterior and thickly on the interior. Branching patterns happened as the material melted during firing. Outside you can see how foram shells make small golden speckles. From where the Gulf Stream turns.

BL-102
Earth Crust & Space Dust
Earth Crust & Space Dust

4.5" x 2"

Sea glass center framed by Mid Atlantic Ridge rock slurry applied to the chattered porcelain clay surface, framed by sediment containing iridium from the Cretacious Tertiary Boundary. Exterior is also the Mid-Atlantic Ridge slurry applied thinly. Rim and foot are glaze assembled from refined materials. Click for larger image and read the words.

DDOF-38
Vent Granules & Tubeworm Casing
Vent Granules & Tubeworm Casing

5.5" x 2.5"

On porcelain, riftia (casing from tubeworm) center surrounded by hydrothemal vent granules surrounded by Monterey Bay sediment.

GB-23
Re-Magmized Earth & Dinosaur-Killing Cloud
Re-Magmized Earth & Dinosaur-Killing Cloud

5" x 1.5"

Sea glass center framed by Mid Atlantic Ridge rock slurry applied to the chattered porcelain clay surface, framed by sediment containing iridium from the Cretacious Tertiary Boundary. Exterior is also the Mid-Atlantic Ridge slurry applied thinly. Rim and foot are glaze assembled from refined materials. Click for larger back and side images to read the words.

DDOF-36
Mud Patch
Mud Patch

5" x 3.25"

Mud Patch is a fine-sandy glaze (good for filing your nails) that come's from a thirty square mile are south of Martha's Vineyard called a "continental bight". It's on the exterior of this mug. Interior shiny white, tinged with blue from a black stripe of a black glaze, assembled from refined materials. A dimple of blue glass in the handle.

MG-054
Where Gulf Stream Turns
Where Gulf Stream Turns

8.75" x 3.5"

Interior is a thick application of foram-dense sediment. Colorful back glazes assembled from refined materials surround words that say, "Norfolk Slope, Atlantic Ocean, where Gulf Stream Turns 37°37′ N, 74°11′W".

BL-4
Six Oceans (writing on front)
Six Oceans (writing on front)

!4.25" x 6.25"

Indian Ocean, Pacific, Bering Sea, Galapagos, Amundsen Sea (Antarctica), Atlantic, and a sprinkling of Icelandic sand.

RPL-79
Five Seas Named & Icelandic Sand
Five Seas Named & Icelandic Sand

14.5" x 6.5"

Mediterranean, Antarctica, Bering Sea, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

RPL-2
Hydrothermal Vent and Monterey Bay
Hydrothermal Vent and Monterey Bay

5" x 3.25"

Top exterior third is from the Monterey Bay seafloor. The ventish-looking area is where hydrothermal vent granules were brushed. Interior shiny brown and exterior robin's egg are glazes assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass thumbwell.

MG120
Cup from Continental Margin
Cup from Continental Margin

3.75" x 3.25"

Top half is the sediment which feathers beautifully with the lavender glaze assembled from refined materials. Interior shiny brown. NOTE: no handle.

CP113
Mappable Hydrate Ridge
Mappable Hydrate Ridge

3.75" x 3.5"

A seismometer got away from people on a ship trying to implant it into the seafloor--the search for it brought up a small amount of mud that a physicist passed to me. It's the dark brown exterior glaze (heavily speckled with metallic-looking eruptions). Interior and exterior copper green are glazes assembled from refined materials.

CP61
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter

5" x 3.25"

From the exit of the Rhone River in the Mediterranean, this mug was totally dipped in mud, revealing changes in the clay surface. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG110
"ALL" & Lau Basin Seamounts
"ALL" & Lau Basin Seamounts

8" x 2" x 2"

Top third dipped into "All" mixture. Lower dark glaze is from 19°45' south 175°43'west. Interior is shiny brown, exterior matte are both assembled from refined materials.

VS-411
"All" from North, South, East & West
"All" from North, South, East & West

14.5" x 7"

A bucket with equal amounts from six sources -- extremes of north, south, east and west plus some high carbonate and high silica materials. Click on back image to read words on the side. Lavender is glaze assembled from refined materials.

RPL176
8th Century B.C. Amphora Carried Wine
8th Century B.C. Amphora Carried Wine

5.5" x 3.5"

Says, "Carriers of wine shipwrecked in Mediterranean 8th Century B.C." and it's from the Ashkelon Excavations. Interior of shiny brown and exterior green matte glazes assembled from refined materials. Thumbwell of sea-glass.

MG-06
Seamounts Within a "Ring of Fire"
Seamounts Within a "Ring of Fire"

6" x 2.25"

Note: crack in foot -- doesn't go thru to inside and is stable. On porcelain, this richly mottled glaze -- dark and also filled with forams which make golden speckles that fuse into the brown surround.

BL-031
Eleven Marine Seabeds Melted
Eleven Marine Seabeds Melted

14" x 7"

Pacific, Galapagos, Red Sea, Lau Basin, Hydrate Ridge, Penobscot Bay, Antarctica,Juan de Fuca Strait, Costa Rican Accretionary Prism, Alaska.

White matte glaze assembled from refined materials.

RPLS-78
Mappable Continental Margin
Mappable Continental Margin

8" x 2" x 2"

Top third dipped into sediment from 32°48' north 79°49’ west. Interior of shiny brown and exterior matte are both assembled from refined materials.

VS-222