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Mugs & Cups

So many places to organize so I made sections -- keep clicking to get images and descriptions of many items. NOTE: cups have no handles and cost less. I'm glad to hear requests from people who want a series of cups made.

Increasingly I'm working with porcelain clay that contains plasticizers and is finicky and time-consuming to work with, compared to stoneware clays. Luminosity is the reward.

All items are one of a kind and will be removed from the website or put into the sold section after they're purchased.





Havre Volcano & M.A.R. (Mugs and Cups)
Havre Volcano & M.A.R. (Mugs and Cups)

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
Porcelain Cups & Mugs
Mappable Pumice Mud
Mappable Havre & Chatter-Patterned Surface
Mappable Havre on Chatter-Patterned Surface
Havre With Coordinates & Chatter
Mud Patch (off Martha's Vineyard)
Mud Patch (off Martha's Vineyard)

A map of this area south of Martha’s Vineyard here.

Mud Patch on Porcelain
South of Martha's Vineyard
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.

As Earth's Crust Wrinkles
Crust & Dust on Porcelain
Earth Crust ~ K-T Band Dust
Crust & Dust on Porcelain
Asteroid Dust and Earth's Crust
Down Deep ~ Out Far (Dust Settled)
Crust and Dust
Arctic Seafloor 81 Degrees North
Arctic Seafloor 81 Degrees North

Thanks to icebreaking R/V Oden

Flashed Arctic Seafloor Cup
Mappable Atlantic Mugs & Cups
Mappable Atlantic Mugs & Cups

More available--not photographed. Make an appointment to see if you're close by.

Mappable North Atlantic on Porcelain
Mappable Cup ~ Windy Lavender
Bermuda Rise with Foram Speckles
Bermuda Rise with Foram Speckles
Bermuda Rise
Salt Blush on Porcelain ~ Nature-Made Meets Humanly Assembled
Bermuda Rise
Galapagos Dredges
Galapagos Dredges

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

North Galapagos Seamounts on Porcelain
Mappable Galapagos on Porcelain
Two Galapagos Sites and a Pelican Fly-By
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.

Pink and Green Flashing ~ Costa Rican Sediment
Gritty Bumps, Wrinkles and Clear Colors
Converging and Diverging Plate Boundaries on Porcelain
Costa Rican Accretionary Prism on Porcelain
Costa Rican Cup
Costa Rican Subduction Cup
"Subduction Forces" Cup on Porcelain
Costa Rica and Copper Red/Green on Porcelain
Folding Fracturing Fissuring on porcelain
Mugs Wearing Two Magmas
Mugs Wearing Two Magmas

Basalt & Pumice: Mid-Atlantic Ridge & Havre Volcano
"SnowBall Earth" Cups (no handles)
"SnowBall Earth" Cups (no handles)

This Namibian rock can flow on vertical surfaces which, in the past, has caused many losses so now I apply it more thinly. On porcelain it appears to be white and on stoneware, golden and speckled because of the reduction atmosphere causing metallic oxides in the clay to integrate with the glaze.

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



Glacier Bay Alaska
Glacier Bay Alaska

Four Inlets of Gritty Mud That Melts Completely

Alaska: Glacier Bay Cups
Glacier Bay Alaska Cups
Named Inlets on Ridgy porcelain
Glacier Bay: Four Inlets Named
Mediterranean: Multiple Sites & Stories
Mediterranean: Multiple Sites & Stories

This sediment came from the exit of the Rhone River. When a bag was passed to me on the dock, Terry Barber told me that "Outgassing was fogging the sonar, bubbles of geoclutter", concise and needing no explanation so those are the words I often use on the pieces.

Outgassing Makes Geoclutter
Outgassing Makes geoclutter (porcelain)
Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay

Stamped Fish, Blue Line, Green Glass
Earth Crust Drillings
Earth Crust Drillings

These are my favorites for how I feel connected as a blood-relative, to the ever-changing gooey core that seeps and erupts, spreading huge forces -- that it could be so versatile and sometimes translucent! From drillings into the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and some combine Havre volcano's pumice/mud.

Molten Earth to Rock to Glaze (on porcelain)
Earth Crust on Porcelain Thick and Thin
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest

Glacier Bay Alaska on Porcelain
Gulf of Maine
Gulf of Maine

Penobscot bay
Penobscot Bay
Penobscot bay
Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay on Porcelain
Penobscot Bay on Porcelain (Shocking Price!)
Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay
Pacific Mugs
Pacific Mugs

More available, not photographed. Send an email if interested.

P-Vent from 9° North and Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Sanctuary
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay and Hydrothermal Vent on Porcelain
Antarctica Four Sites
Antarctica Four Sites

To read text from the collecting scientists about the Amundsen Sea section of Joan Lederman's blog.

Mappable Antarctica on Porcelain
"ALL" North South East West Merging
"ALL" North South East West Merging

Translucent porcelain, a finicky clay with plasticizers make prices higher than things made with stoneware clays. Luminosity is the reward.

For more about "ALL" glaze.



All on Porcelain
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
South China Sea
South China Sea

A few more cups and two mugs available--not photographed. Email if you're in a hurry or make an appointment and stop by if you can.

South China Sea
Two Overlapping Glazes Make Four
South China Sea on Porcelain
South China Sea on Porcelain
Mariana Trench and Havre Volcano
Mariana Trench and Havre Volcano

4.25" high x 2.75" wide

On porcelain, Havre pumice-mud glazes interior and top exterior. Below it, the chattered area is glazes with sediment from the Mariana Trench, of which I got a tiny amount, thanks to a romance of people I never met (one of whom was on the cruise).

Lower exterior is unglazed porcelain.


Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days

FC-3US$85.00
Mariana Trench on Porcelain
Mariana Trench on Porcelain

4" high x 3" wide

Brown is from cruise named "Challenger Deep" at Mariana Trench, a place so deep that Mount Everest could fit into it and still leave a mile of water above its peak to sea level.

I got a tiny amount of this sediment, thanks to a romance of people I never met (one of whom was on the cruise).

Interior shiny white and exterior copper-green assembled from refined materials.


Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days

FC-4US$85.00
Havre and Mariana Trench on Porcelain
Havre and Mariana Trench on Porcelain

4" high x 3" wide

Interior is pumice-mud from submarine volcano named "Havre". lower two-thirds exterior is from the Mariana Trench, of which I got a tiny amount, thanks to a romance of people I never met (one of whom was on the cruise named "Challenger Deep").


Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days

FC-5US$85.00
A Test of Many ~ Lots of Detail (click-CLICK)
A Test of Many ~ Lots of Detail (click-CLICK)

3.5" x 3.5"

Many small bags from an investigation of El Nino by an Indonesian ship Baruna Jaya, thanks to Delia Oppo, who suggested I mix all the small samples together which I eventually did. But THIS piece was a test of many. The mustard colored one requires a few clicks to see well.


Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days

FC-43US$80.00
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
Where Stonehenge Stones Were
Where Stonehenge Stones Were