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Mugs & Cups





Havre Volcano on Stoneware
Havre Volcano on Stoneware

For more about "Havre Eruption".

Note that porcelain mugs are $20 more each than stoneware. Stoneware and porcelain cups are priced differently because stoneware is easier to work with and the translucency of porcelain also makes deformations (some are favorable, some are losses).

Mappable Submarine Eruption
Havre Pumice-Mud
Breaking Up and Reforming
Folding and Reforming
Mappable Pumice Mud
Mappable Havre & Chatter-Patterned Surface
Mappable Havre on Chatter-Patterned Surface
Havre With Coordinates & Chatter
Down Deep Out Far: Earth Crust, Space Dust
Down Deep Out Far: Earth Crust, Space Dust

K-T Boundary about 65 million years ago contains iridium anomaly from an asteroid impact thought to have caused dinosaur extinction. That's the "dust" and the "crust" is slurry I got from cutting rocks drilled from the the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Sometimes the materials look like what they are, meaning the K-T Band looks like dust and the Earth crust looks like basalt.

Crust & Dust on Porcelain
Earth Crust ~ K-T Band Dust
Crust & Dust on Porcelain
Down Deep ~ Out Far (Dust Settled)
Crust and Dust
Outgassing Makes geoclutter (porcelain)
Outgassing Makes geoclutter (porcelain)

5" x 3.5"

Says, "Mediterranean at exit of Rhone where outgassing makes geoclutter", the exact words passed to me with the bag of mud on the dock in Woods Hole when they were unloading R/V Oceanus.

Interior celadon assembled from refined materials, thumb-well of seaglass.


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MG-304US$95.00
South China Sea on Porcelain
South China Sea on Porcelain

3.5" x 3"

Brown exterior sediment is ocean sediment from the South China Sea. Interior shiny white and exterior copper green glaze were assembled from refined materials.


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FC-28US$45.00
South China Sea on Porcelain
South China Sea on Porcelain

3.75" x 3"

Brown sediment exterior, brushed over a smooth surface and a chattered surface, reveals porcelain clay's surface. Interior shiny glaze and exterior copper green assembled from refined materials.


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FC-39US$70.00
Phoenician Wreck on Porcelain
Phoenician Wreck on Porcelain

4.75" x 3.5"


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5-MG18Price: US$150.00 US$105.00
Havre Pumice-Mud on Porcelain
Havre Pumice-Mud on Porcelain

Porcelain is often translucent, also results in more loss in the process -- a price I choose to pay for amplifying character glaze/clay interaction so purely. Learn more about the geophysical investigations of this pumice-mud glaze.

Havre Volcano on Stoneware
Mappable Havre on Translucent Porcelain
Havre on Porcelain ~ Incised Words
Havre on Porcelain
On Porcelain
South of Martha's Vineyard
South of Martha's Vineyard

5" x 3.5"

This sediment is sandy and I apply it to leather-hard clay and before it dries I scrape some off, leaving evidence of its bulk (and of the unglazed clay beneath it). Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb-well.


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FM-23US$75.00
Galapagos Dredges
Galapagos Dredges

For another glimpse into this sample, visit the Galapagos section of Joan Lederman's blog.

Mappable Galapagos on Porcelain
Porcelain Bright and Dark
Left Speechless
Galapagos on Stoneware
Plays of Copper Red-Pink/Turquoise and Rusty-Black Mud
Galapagos on Porcelain: Keep Clicking
Mappable Dark Dredge Porcelain
Costa Rican Accretionary Prism
Costa Rican Accretionary Prism

The sediment has been ground by tectonic plates scraping against each other. It's very fine-grained and after it's applied to the clay it dries and contracts and peels up like a dried riverbed cracks but then, in the kiln, it melts and relaxes back down. More about the material here.

Converging and Diverging Plate Boundaries on Porcelain
Costa Rican Accretionary Prism on Porcelain
Costa Rican Cup
Costa Rican Subduction Cup
Folding Fracturing Fissuring on porcelain
Gulf of Maine
Gulf of Maine

Penobscot Bay
Penobscot bay
Penobscot Bay on Porcelain
Penobscot Bay on Porcelain (Shocking Price!)
Penobscot Bay
Food Chain (No Seamud)
Food Chain (No Seamud)

No sediment glaze here, images tell the story.

Food Chain
Food Chain
Food Chain
Food Chain
Food Chain
Bermuda Rise with Foram Speckles
Bermuda Rise with Foram Speckles

4.5" x 3.25"

Top half is the sediment glaze and where it overlaps lavender the speckles from shells of foraminifera fuse and hover speckles. Interior is shiny and assembled from refined materials.


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5-MG17Price: US$90.00 US$72.00
Bottomless Mugs
Bottomless Mugs

Note the effects of using materials on vertical surfaces - understand why I mostly use sediments on the top third of mugs? I used to get rid of the losses, now I keep them close by to learn from their lessons. The string is double the size now.

NFS
Stamped Fish, Blue Line, Green Glass
Stamped Fish, Blue Line, Green Glass

4.5" x 3.5"

Interior shiny washable white glaze assembled from refined materials fuses with a blue line and moves over a fish image stamped into the clay. Sediment glaze is striped -- made by dipping leather-heard clay into the glaze and plowing it off with a wooden stick. Seaglass thumbwell.

NOTE: slightly out of round, looking down at rim -- if that would bother you, this one's not for you.

Thanks to Alan Steinbach for carving the fish stamp and leaving it around my studio to use as I wish.


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M-205US$70.00
All on Porcelain
All on Porcelain

4.5" x 3"

"All" is the exterior glaze. White assembled from refined materials interior. Sea glass thumbwell.


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MG-107US$75.00
Flashed Arctic Seafloor Cup
Flashed Arctic Seafloor Cup

4.5" high x 3" wide

Mappable brown seafloor sediment applied to leather-hard clay, incised with coordinates from a cruise of R/V Oden. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.

The flashing shows a matte area, a shape that only could have been made by air currents in the kiln. Painting with wind is how I think of this intimacy with fire.


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FC-17Price: US$45.00 US$31.50
Red Sea on Porcelain
Red Sea on Porcelain

5" x 3.5"

Deep brown is the mineral-dense Red Sea sediment from coordinates stated. Where it interacts with celadon on interior and lower exterior it becomes the orangey brown. Seaglass thumbwell.


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MG-216US$75.00
Alaska: Glacier Bay Cups
Alaska: Glacier Bay Cups

3.75" x 2.75"

Four Inlets from Glacier Bay were mixed together to make this sediment glaze; all inlet names written with a brush. Interior shiny white over a blue brushstroke assembled from refined materials.


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C-67Price: US$60.00 US$42.00
Glacier Bay Alaska Cups
Glacier Bay Alaska Cups

3.75" x 2.75"

Four Inlets from Glacier Bay were mixed together to make this sediment glaze; all inlet names written with a brush. Interior shiny white over a blue brushstroke assembled from refined materials.


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C-68Price: US$60.00 US$42.00
Named Inlets on Ridgy porcelain
Named Inlets on Ridgy porcelain

3.5" x 2.75"

The four inlets of Glacier Bay Alaska are names--written with the brush holding so few hairs. This sediment is so granular when unfired and it fuses so softly during firing. Interior shiny glaze and exterior copper-green are glazes assembled from refined materials.


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FC-29Price: US$70.00 US$49.00
Glacier Bay: Four Inlets Named
Glacier Bay: Four Inlets Named

4.25" x 2.75"

Brown exterior sediment is a mixture from four inlets in Glacier bay Alaska. Other glazes assembled from refined materials.


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FC-33Price: US$50.00 US$35.00