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Ice & Fire ~ Two Rock's Stories
Ice & Fire ~ Two Rock's Stories

9.5" x 5.25"

Earth crust slurry from Mid-Atlantic Ridge, sediment with some iridium anomaly and Namibian rock that refers to "Snowball Earth". The small calligraphic band says, ". . . . a white marble a Snowball earth spinning above a molten core while continents drift and asteroid dust scatters and settles." Interior shiny white and exterior matte white are glazes assembled from refined materials. Band of gold leaf.

SEV-22
Dendritically Organized During Firing
Dendritically Organized During Firing

10.5" x 4"

Interior sediment glaze from where the Gulf Stream turns is rich with shells of foraminifera -- the sediment was poured in and then emptied after which it contracted during drying and metamophosed during firing making this expressive assembly of rivulets. Rim glaze assembled from refined materials. Coordinates written on exterior.

BL-110
Red Sea Discovery Deep
Red Sea Discovery Deep

5.5" x 2"

Click on back image to read coordinates and ship name of this 2008 cruise and partnership between KAUST & WHOI.

Copper glaze assembled from refined materials.

RS-61
Pacific & All
Pacific & All

10.5 x 6

Exterior brown from Santa Barbarta basin and interior of All. Band says, “Santa Barbara Basin & All, mixed sediment layers in space and time from north south east and west.” Seaglass in knob and center of bowl. Lavender glaze on trim and foot assembled from refined materials.

CAS-6
Forces Asserting Themselves On This Curve
Forces Asserting Themselves On This Curve

6" wide x 2.5" high

The fine sediment was sampled from a wedge-shaped seafloor intersection of plates -- on the bowl it contracted as it dried and then peeled off the clay bowl; it did it more during firing. In the kiln the sediment curled because of tension between the sediment and the clay and also in response to the porosity and shape of the bowl. The bowl is a record of the material's self-sorting as it relaxed, melted and fused onto the clay. A kind of literacy develops when you care to observe and speculate.

Costa Rican Accretionary Prism where plates collide, scrape, yield and friction makes heat. Lavender glaze assembled from refined materials.

BL-016
Five Seas Named & Hawaaian Sand
Five Seas Named & Hawaaian Sand

15.5" x 7.5" x 1.5"

Writing on both front and back of this platter that's glazed with sediment from Mediterranean, Antarctica, Bering Sea, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Back shows effects of oxidising and reducing atmospheres on the clay body.

RPL-1
Translucent Porcelain & Earth Crust Slurry
Translucent Porcelain & Earth Crust Slurry

4.25" high x 3" wide

On porcelain clay that is translucent where the dark glaze is brushed away (seeable when sunlight hits exterior). Says, "Mid-Atlantic Ridge Earth's crust remagmized". Interior white glaze and dim of shiny brown on the rim are glazes assembled from refined materials.

MG-039
Bermuda Rise: "Rosetta Stone to Paleoclimate Researchers"
Bermuda Rise: "Rosetta Stone to Paleoclimate Researchers"

4.75" high x 3.75" wide

Top third is the sediment from 4,583 meters down thru the water column to a seafloor I love imagining when I need some quiet. Interior shiny brown and exterior robin's egg matte are glazes assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass theumbwell.

MG111
Earth Crust & Space Dust
Earth Crust & Space Dust

5" x 3"

Lower exterior third is melted slurry (remagmized?) from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Kane Fracture Zone. Above 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.

MG91
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay

4.75" x 2.75"

Click for side and back images where words say, "Monterey Bay marine seafloor ecosystem Pacific Ocean sanctuary". The sediment glaze is the brown. Other glazes are matte white and copper green. Center of seaglass.

PBL-10
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay

5" x 2"

On porcelain clay, brown sediment is from the seafloor. Click to see side and back images and read, "Monterey Bay marine sanctuary, thanks to communities". Other glazes are celadon and copper. Center of seaglass.

PBL-11
Marine Sanctuaries - Habitats Melted
Marine Sanctuaries - Habitats Melted

5.25" x 2"

Interior from Monterey Bay and exterior from Farrallone Islands, both are named marine sanctuaries in the Pacific Ocean by NOAA. Rim and foot are glazes assembled from refined materials. Center of sea glass.

BL-28
Pacific Ocean Ecosystem
Pacific Ocean Ecosystem

5" x 1.75" Chatter-patterned area is the Monterey Bay sediment. Center of seaglass. Click for larger images to read words, "Monterey Bay marine sanctuary, a Pacific Ocean ecosystem, thanks to communities." Celadon and copper green glazes assembled from refined materials.

PBL-12
Where Gulf Stream Turns
Where Gulf Stream Turns

6" high

Top third exterior is the sediment glaze. Lloyd Kegwin told me that this sediment is “From Norfolk Slope east of Virginia Capes where the Gulf Stream Turns”. It has lots of good sized shells from foraminifera. This piece has coordinates.

Exterior lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

VS178
Porcelain: "Where Ocean Inhales"
Porcelain: "Where Ocean Inhales"

6.25 x 2.75"

Interior saturated iron glaze is the polynya sediment. Coordinates written as well as Silke Severmann's words, "Where the ocean inhales". Exterior matte green and shiny brown rim are glazes assembled from refined materials. Center of seaglass.

PBL-27
Equatorial Ice 600 MYA
Equatorial Ice 600 MYA

4.5" x 3"

Interior shiny white, exterior top matte white, lower exterior is Namibian rock (small pinholes in the glaze are part of the process). Aqua seaglass thumbwell.

MG-121
Naragansett Bay and Rachel Carson
Naragansett Bay and Rachel Carson

3.5" wide x 4" high

CP-115
Amundsen Polynya Coordinates marked
Amundsen Polynya Coordinates marked

3.5" high

Georgeous mud! Click for larger images and read coordinates. Interior white and copper green band assembled from refined materials.

PC198
Amundsen Sea
Amundsen Sea

4.25" x 3.25" Exterior brown is the Antarctica sediment glaze when it's been applied to leather-hard clay. Then it results in a smooth glaze, commonly known among potters as a "saturated iron" glaze. Interior celadon and exterior matte green at bottom are glazes assembled from refined materials. Green seaglass thumbwell.

MG106
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC

4.75" high

Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean is the site of Phoenician shipwrecks named Tanit and Elissa. Amphorae from there were lifted by archaeologists and tested--mud inside them was tested and the 8th century B.C. ships had carried wine. Top third, in letters placed vertically, spells word "Ashkelon".

Top third exterior is the sediment glaze -- as it came to me, a bit crunchy with who knows what remains had settled there. Interior celadon and exterior greenish matte are glazes assembled from refined materials. Light aqua seaglass in thumbwell.

MG143
8th Century B.C.
8th Century B.C.

4.75" x 3"

Exterior sediment is from Ashkelon Excavations and amphora from the shipwreck had carried wine. Interior celadon and exterior robin's egg matte are assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass thumbwell.

MG-113
Amundsen Polynya
Amundsen Polynya

10.5" x 2"

A saturated iron glaze, made from glacial silt melting out of icebergs and falling to the ocean's floor. LOTS to read on the back. Center of a copper green glaze interacts with the band of greenish glass around it. Rim and back are glaze assembled from refined materials.

BL-239
Mid-Atlantic Ridge, K-T Band, Galapagos
Mid-Atlantic Ridge, K-T Band, Galapagos

About 14' wide.

Beginning from center of seaglass and moving outward, next area is Earth crust slurry melted from an area of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge called the Kane Fracture Zone. Outside that is from the first sediment core that confirmed the iridium anomaly dated as asteroid dust from about 65 million years ago. The dark volcanic sediment is from a Galapagos dredge, filled with chunks that moved over the green matte glaze on front and back . . . interesting 'reading'.

BE-13
Mappable Bermuda Rise
Mappable Bermuda Rise

5" high

5” tall

Deep fluffy mud down through 4,583 meters of water makes Bermuda Rise useful for paleoclimate scientists and it fires into colorful glaze. The top third is the sediment.

Shiny brown interior and lavender exterior are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass in the thumbwell.

MG135
Peru Margin & Lake Titicaca
Peru Margin & Lake Titicaca

5.25" x 1.75"

Reddish brown interior is from the Peru Margin and the darker mottled band next to the words is from Lake Titicaca. The rim and foot are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sea Glass center.

BL-27
Amundsen Polynya - Antarctica
Amundsen Polynya - Antarctica

6.5" x 2.5"

Not photographed (because not noticed at that time) is a glitch on exterior (spawling). Smaller than a dime and superficial, but don't buy this if a surface flaw would bother you. Interior brown is the sediment glaze from place named with numbers. Other glazes assembled from refined materials.

BL269
Mappable Antarctica on Porcelain
Mappable Antarctica on Porcelain

4.5" x 3"

Coordinates describe where in the Amundsen Sea this mud originated. The sediment is the exterior brown. Interior shiny brown and exterior dip into matte green at bottom are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell. NOTE: skips in photo on right, where glaze parted to expose porcelain--not a functional problem, but it could bother some people aesthetically.

MG-137
Down Deep Out Far
Down Deep Out Far

3.75" high x 3.2" wide

Speckled brown band under the lip is the iridium anomaly aka the Cretacious Tertiary Boundary, and the brown area below that is the mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry. Interior shiny white and exterior blueat the base are glazes assembled from refined materials.

MG-82
Five Seas Named & Volcanic Sand
Five Seas Named & Volcanic Sand

14" x 7"

Mediterranean, Antarctica, Bering Sea, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

RPL-4
Monterey Bay on Porcelain
Monterey Bay on Porcelain

4.75" x 2.25"

Dark brown sediment on slightly translucent porcelain is from the marine sanctuary of Monetery Bay. Other glazes of refined materials, center of seaglass.

BL-65
Mud Patch, Sea Weed & Sea Glass
Mud Patch, Sea Weed & Sea Glass

7" x 1.5" Mud Patch is a thirty square mile area south of Martha's Vineyard that has some fine sand in it. I applied it to leather-hard clay and briskly scraped off stripes with a wooden stick on the rims. Central areas are unglazed except for a pile of eel grass that melted leaving some ash glaze and some salt blush (orangey). Center is sea glass.

Materials used are written into the Mud Patch sediment on back -- pale but legible.

PL-460
Antarctica Polynya
Antarctica Polynya

10" x 3"

Brown sediment as good as any formula for a saturayed iron glaze any potter has invented. Center of seaglass. Green matte glaze assembled from refined materials. Click on back images to read all coordinates, including water depth at the site.

BL-262
Mouth of Amazon & Brazil Margin
Mouth of Amazon & Brazil Margin

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. Green seaglass thumbwell.

MG157
Down Deep Out Far
Down Deep Out Far

3.75" high

Chatter pattern is Earth crust slurry and speckled band is the K_T Band. Says, "down deep out far, crust and dust, magma and K-T Band. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.

PC191
Crust & Dust
Crust & Dust

5" x 3"

Lower exterior third is melted slurry (remagmized?) from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Kane Fracture Zone. Above 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.

MG92
Shipwrecked Carriers of Wine
Shipwrecked Carriers of Wine

4.75" x 2.5"

The mud was applied thickly to the interior and thinly to the exterior. This is a good example of the tension between wet mud and once-fired clay. After applying, mud contracts so much as water evaporates that it peels up in thin sheets and pops off the clay wall. During firing it relaxes down as it melts.

PBL-15
Translucent Clay~Snowball Earth & Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rocks
Translucent Clay~Snowball Earth & Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rocks

4" high x 2.5" wide

CP-117
Spreading and Colliding Plates
Spreading and Colliding Plates

5" x 3.25"

Lower exterior area is from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, with a band above it from Costa Rican Accretionary Prism. Interior white and speckled blue top are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG-111
Cup Glazed with Mud Patch
Cup Glazed with Mud Patch

4" x 3.5"

Unusually attractive how the wet mud was pushed around with a wooden took as it was soft on leather-hard clay beneath it. Interior shiny white and a line of blue that got hot and twinkly. NOTE: no handle.

CP100
Off Martha's Vineyard
Off Martha's Vineyard

5" x 3.5"

Exterior sediment with fine-grained sand was applied to mug when leather-hard and scraped away when fluid. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials. Blue glass dimple on handle.

MG96
Mud Patch off Martha's Vineyard
Mud Patch off Martha's Vineyard

4.75" x 3.5"

Exterior sediment with fine-grained sand was applied to mug when leather-hard and scraped away when fluid. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials. Blue glass dimple on handle.

MG99
Mid-Atlantic Ridge Slurry (remagmized)
Mid-Atlantic Ridge Slurry (remagmized)

6.5" x 1.75"

Kane Fracture Zone rock saw glop melted 23.5°N 45°W, remagmized from Earth's mantle. Seaglass center, glaze on rim assembled from refined materials.

KFZ3
Mid-Atlantic Ridge & KT Band
Mid-Atlantic Ridge & KT Band

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 image and read the words.

DDOF-39
Folding, Fracturing, Fissuring
Folding, Fracturing, Fissuring

4.75" x 2.5"

Thanks to Dan Lizzaralde, who spoke about subduction and used these four "f" words that well describe some subduction forces. The Costa Rican sediment is the exterior lower two-thirds. The fine-grained sediment was applied evenly and then contracted on drying and during firing relaxed down onto the clay leaving spaces, and creating this pattern.

Interior shiny brown assembled from refined materials. Blue glass in the thumbwell.

MG-033
Seven Seas, Earth Crust & Hydrate Ridge
Seven Seas, Earth Crust & Hydrate Ridge

14.75" wide x 3.75" high

Two fish in the center are surrounded by melted slurry from drillings into the mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Kane Fracture Zone. Click for bigger image to read names of places that each sediment sample is from.

Back area of brown is from a place where a seismometer was lost and three ships in the area searched the seafloor for it -- one was a physicist who knew of my work and when the tool came up he kept the scrapings. It's from Hydrate Ridge, off the coast of Oregon.

Other glazes used are matte lavender and copper green.

SMP134
Two Rocks: Mid Atlantic Ridge and Namibia
Two Rocks: Mid Atlantic Ridge and Namibia

6" x 3.25"

Says, "Glacial exterior, fluid magma within ~ Mid Atlantic Ridge and Namibian rocks." Interior white assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass thumbwell..

MG-125
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC

4.75" high

Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean is the site of Phoenician shipwrecks named Tanit and Elissa. Amphorae from there were lifted by archaeologists and tested--mud inside them was tested and the 8th century B.C. ships had carried wine.

Top third exterior is the sediment glaze -- as it came to me, a bit crunchy with who knows what remains had settled there. Interior shiny brown and exterior greenish matte are glazes assembled from refined materials.

MG138
Hot Lavender & Mappable Gulf Stream Turning Point
Hot Lavender & Mappable Gulf Stream Turning Point

5" x 3.5"

Coordinates and words "Where Gulf Stream Turns" are written. Sediment glaze is top exterior third. Interior shiny brown and exterior hot lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue thumbwell.

MG-037
Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rocks Remagmized
Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rocks Remagmized

5.5" x 3"

Earth crust slurry applied to exterior and brushed off while wet. Interior white assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass thumbwell.



MG-131
Seven Seas
Seven Seas

11" x 3.5"

Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Galapagos, Black, Red and Bering Seas. White matte and green glazes assembled from refined materials. Stamp with fish in the center was carved by Alan Steinbach.

SMP-47
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC

4.5" high

Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean is the site of Phoenician shipwrecks named Tanit and Elissa. Amphorae from there were lifted by archaeologists and tested--mud inside them was tested and the 8th century B.C. ships had carried wine.

Top third exterior is the sediment glaze -- as it came to me, a bit crunchy with who knows what remains had settled there. This one has drips where mudglaze was applied more heavily and shows more variety when you look close into the rivulets. Interior celadon and exterior greenish matte are glazes assembled from refined materials. Light aqua seaglass in thumbwell.

MG144
Down Deep out Far
Down Deep out Far

5" x 3"

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

MG93
Down Deep-Out Far
Down Deep-Out Far

5" x 3"

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. Interior white glaze overlaps a black glaze at the top exterior where it tends to spark a bit of blue. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG90
Subducting, Scraping, Yielding Plates
Subducting, Scraping, Yielding Plates

3.75" high x 2.5" 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 shiny brown and exterior copper green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Turquoise thumbwell.

MG85
Earth Crust & Space Dust on Porcelain
Earth Crust & Space Dust on Porcelain

4.75" 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-33
Mappable Amundsen Sea
Mappable Amundsen Sea

4.5" x 3"

Lower exterior brown is sediment from the Amundsen Polynya, coordinates written. Interior shiny browen and exterior celadon are glazes assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass in the thumbwell.

MG-139
Mappable Polynya on Porcelain
Mappable Polynya on Porcelain

5" x 3"

Exterior brown is the sediment glaze. Interior shiny brown and exterior celadon are glazes assembled from refined materials. Aqua seaglass thumbwell.

MG-135
Down Deep Out Far
Down Deep Out Far

5" high

Speckled band under the lip is the K-T Band material and lower part of exterior is Earth crust slurry. Some waviness in the shape reminds me of the ever-changing Earth, especially of the seafloor undulating with newly released magma. Interior is shiny white that interacts with a dip of a black slip glaze -- together they produce color and texture that remind me of a outer space. The white glaze assembled from refined materials, blue glass in thumbwell.

MG168
Where Plates Collide and Yield INCLUDES SHIPPING
Where Plates Collide and Yield INCLUDES SHIPPING

3.5" x 3"

Lower exterior brown is the sediment glaze from Costa Rican Accretionary Prism. Top area is a copper red glaze that shifts from clear to red and tinges of green. Aqua glass thumbwell.

MG121
Subducting Forces, Pressure, Heat
Subducting Forces, Pressure, Heat

3.75" 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 shiny brown and exterior copper green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Turquoise thumbwell.

MG-86
Speading and Subducting Plates
Speading and Subducting Plates

4"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.

MG164
Earth Crust & Space Dust
Earth Crust & Space Dust

5" x 3"

Lower exterior third is melted slurry (remagmized?) from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Kane Fracture Zone. Above 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.

MG94
Costa Rican Subducting
Costa Rican Subducting

4.25" high x 3" wide

Speckled brown is how this sediment contracts on dring and then melts down during firing. Interior is shiny brown, exterior matte green assembled from refined materials. No glass thumbwell on this mug explains pricing difference from those that have glass thumbwells.

MG-035
Where Stonehenge Stones Once Were
Where Stonehenge Stones Once Were

4" x 3"

Exterior brown is the glacial sarsen from Fyfield Downs, where Stonehenge stones originated, so I'm told. Interior shiny white and exterior lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG122
Mappable Amundsen Polynya
Mappable Amundsen Polynya

7.5" high

Click for larger images to read the coordinates and consider reading the Amundsen Sea section of Joan Lederman's blog. Glazes assembled from refined materials are interior shiny white and exterior lavender. Seaglass in lid.

JR186
Mud Patch off Martha's Vineyard
Mud Patch off Martha's Vineyard

9.5" wide x 1.5" high

The sandy sediment was applied to leather-hard clay which allows it to be wet long enoughh for me to remove it with a wooden stick, making the rim's striped pattern. Timing is critical for writing, as I did on the back -- click for bigger images and see the history of removing soft clay (before either of the two firings). Shiny brown and copper green glazes assembled from refined materials. Center of seaglass.

PL-24
Mud Patch, Sea Weed & Sea Glass
Mud Patch, Sea Weed & Sea Glass

7" x 1.5"

Mud Patch is a thirty square mile area south of Martha's Vineyard that has some fine sand in it. I applied it to leather-hard clay and briskly scraped off stripes with a wooden stick on the rims. Central areas are unglazed except for a pile of eel grass that melted leaving some ash glaze and some salt blush (orangey). Center is sea glass.

Materials used are written into the Mud Patch sediment on back -- pale but legible.

mudpaseawese
Layers of Space Mixed by Time
Layers of Space Mixed by Time

4.75" high x 3.75" wide

A ladle from north, south, east and west all mixed I call the "ALL" series. This is it on the exterior. Interior is shiny white, assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-89
Mappable Bermuda Rise
Mappable Bermuda Rise

5" high

Deep fluffy mud down through 4,583 meters of water makes Bermuda Rise useful for paleoclimate scientists and it fires into colorful glaze. The top third is the sediment.

Shiny brown interior and lavender exterior are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass in the thumbwell.

MG136
Space Dust Scattered; Earth Crust Remagmized
Space Dust Scattered; Earth Crust Remagmized

9" x 5.5"

Provenance for these materials comes with this piece; coordinates are known. The iridium layer from the Cretacious Tertiary Boundary is the speckled band at the shoulder and on the lid. Under that a wash of Earth crust slurry is applied to a chatter pattern--intentionally reminiscent of Earth's wobbling and layering and constant shifting. Under that is a thicker layer of the same earth crust slurry--it comes up from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge when maga speads the plates there. In the kiln the rock powder melts into it's fluid form hence the word "remagmized."

Interior glaze and shiny area under the neck are glazes assembled from refined materials.

DDOF-4
Five Seas Named & Volcanic Sand
Five Seas Named & Volcanic Sand

15" x 7" x 1.5"

Frolicking fish pattern on the back of this platter glazed with marine sediments from Mediterranean, Antarctica, Bering Sea, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

RPL-3
Down Deep Out Far
Down Deep Out Far

5" x 3"

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. Interior white glaze overlaps a black glaze at the top exterior where it tends to spark a bit of blue. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG88
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC
Phoenician Wreck 8th Century BC

4.5" high

Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean is the site of Phoenician shipwrecks named Tanit and Elissa. Amphorae from there were lifted by archaeologists and tested--mud inside them was tested and the 8th century B.C. ships had carried wine.

Top third exterior is the sediment glaze -- as it came to me, a bit crunchy with who knows what remains had settled there. Interior celadon and exterior greenish matte are glazes assembled from refined materials. Light aqua seaglass in thumbwell.

MG139
Where Gulf Stream Turns
Where Gulf Stream Turns

5" x 3.5"

Top exterior is the sediment glaze. Interior shiny white and exterior matte lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG124
Where Gulf Stream Turns
Where Gulf Stream Turns

4.75" high

Top third exterior is the sediment glaze. Lloyd Kegwin told me that this sediment is “From Norfolk Slope east of Virginia Capes where the Gulf Stream Turns”. It has lots of good sized shells from foraminifera.

Interior shiny white and exterior lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG153
Science & Rescue at Urania Basin
Science & Rescue at Urania Basin

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).

URA-2
Lau Basin Seamounts
Lau Basin Seamounts

6.75" x 2.5"

Coordinates make this mappable and if you look on the internet for Lau Basin seamounts there's lots you'll find about this richly volcanic area that has enough foraminifera shells in the sediment to offer color relief from more basaltic materials that are more heavily brown.

Seaglass center.

BL-032
Earth Crust Space Dust & a Glimpse Towards Deep Time
Earth Crust Space Dust & a Glimpse Towards Deep Time

When 600 million years ago and Earth covered with glaciers is seen as not all that long ago -- that's what I call a glimpse of deep time. Exterior top is Earth crust slurry from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, applied thickly, and it contracted on drying and firing resulting in this self-organized brick formation. The band outside of it is from the Creataceous Tertiary Boundary, then gold leaf below, then, Namibian rock slurry that holds clues to a fully glaciated Earth about 600 million years ago.

Interior shiny and exterior matte white glazes assembled from refined materials.

SEV-00
Seamounts ~ Lau Basin
Seamounts ~ Lau Basin

4.5" x 3.25"

Exterior glaze is the sediment, and very richly mottled it is. Interior shiny brown assembled from refined materials. Brownish glass thumbwell.

MG82
Namibian Rock on Porcelain
Namibian Rock on Porcelain

5" x 3"

Four whites: porcelain clay, interior shiny glaze, exterior matte glaze and lower exterior area of melted Namibian "Snowball Earth" rock slurry melted. The last of these displays an unusual variety of smooth to grainy and white to yellowish. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-112
Kane Fracture Zone
Kane Fracture Zone

5.5" x 1.75"

On porcelain clay, slurry from cut rocks that were drilled from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge became remagmized as it melted onto the chatter-patterned clay inside the hot kiln.

OIther glazes assembled from refined materials are copper green and celadon. Center of sea glass.

BL-25
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.

MG156
South China Sea
South China Sea

4" x 3"

Exterior brown is from South China Sea near Taiwan. Interior celadon assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG950
Penobscot Bay Gulf of Maine
Penobscot Bay Gulf of Maine

4.25" x 3"

Brown is the sediment glaze. Green seaglass thumbwell. Interior white glaze assembled from refined materials.

MG-109
Mappable South Pacific ~ Lau Basin
Mappable South Pacific ~ Lau Basin

4.85" x 3.5"

Exterior glaze is the sediment, and very richly mottled it is. Interior shiny brown assembled from refined materials. Reddish-brown glass thumbwell.

MG81
Ice & Fire ~ Two Rock's Stories
Ice & Fire ~ Two Rock's Stories

9.5" x 5.25"

Earth crust slurry from Mid-Atlantic Ridge, sediment with some iridium anomaly and Namibian rock that refers to "Snowball Earth". The small calligraphic band says, ". . . . a white marble a Snowball earth spinning above a molten core while continents drift and asteroid dust scatters and settles." Interior shiny white and exterior matte white are glazes assembled from refined materials. Band of gold leaf.

SEV-22