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Carriers of Wine 8th Century B.C.
Carriers of Wine 8th Century B.C.

5" x 3.75"

The warm-colored sediment on the mug's exterior is from inside an amphora taken from a shipwreck (Either Tannit or Elissa) at Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean. Economists, conservators, engineers, archaelogists and more people have been researching this material.

Interior celadon and exterior Robin's Egg matte glazes were assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell in the handle.

MG-780
East Pacific Rise and Monterey Bay
East Pacific Rise and Monterey Bay

5" x 3.5"

Commemorating Earth's generative nature, this series is all about hydrothermal vent granules. They're used as a stain in the vent-shaped area, over which I've written with a brush. Top third exterior is a dip of sediment from a NOAA designated marine sanctuary -- glaze is the Monterey Bay seafloor melted.

Interior shiny brown and exterior matte greenish are glazes assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-84
Grand Bahama Banks
Grand Bahama Banks

5" x 3.25"

Brown is sediment glaze. Interior and copper green bands assembled from refined materials.

C-29
Phoenician Wreck Amphora Sediment
Phoenician Wreck Amphora Sediment

5.25" x 3.5"

The warm-colored sediment on the mug's exterior is from inside an amphora taken from a shipwreck (Either Tannit or Elissa) at Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean. Economists, conservators, engineers, archaelogists and more people have been researching this material.

Interior celadon and exterior Robin's Egg matte glazes were assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell in the handle.

MG-760
Farrallone Islands Pacific Sanctuary on Porcelain
Farrallone Islands Pacific Sanctuary on Porcelain

9.5" x 2"

Applied thickly and, on the back, thinly which allows the brushstrokes to show. Click for biggest back images to read about the place. Seaglass center.

PL-130
Spreading & Colliding Plates
Spreading & Colliding Plates

7" x 4.75"

Says, "Spreading and colliding plates: rising magma expanding while subducting slabs grind and slip". Interior white and exterior lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Seaglass in the lid.

JR188
Embrace It "ALL"
Embrace It "ALL"

9" high x 5.5" wide

The "ALL" sediment is on the shoulder, applied heavily so it would interact with the other glaze and flow -- beyond that I was not in control but I did write, "Mixed layers of space and time from north, south, east and west, ALL".

Interior glaze is celadon and exterior white matte -- both assembled from refined materials. Lid has blue seaglass in it.

If I were dead, I wouldn't mind having my remains in this -- especially if mixed with some of my ancestors.

ALL-6
Mixed layers from North South East West
Mixed layers from North South East West

5" x 1.75"

All and some copper green assembled from refined materials.

BL-208
Hot Spots
Hot Spots

!4.5" x 7" x 1.5"

Six materials, each from a geo-physically active area of some sort and each different from the next visually (and geo-chemically). Labelled next to each sample, except pumice and Icelandic sand that are sprinkled over all.

RPL-38
Pumice/Mud and Hydrothermal Vent
Pumice/Mud and Hydrothermal Vent

5" x 2.25"

Keep clicking for back, side and bigger views. On Porcelain, interior is the Havre sample and exterior is a wash of hydrothermal vent granules from 9º north, East Pacific Rise. The foot has celadon glaze assembled from refined materials.

HV-29
Orcas Basin Gulf of Mexico
Orcas Basin Gulf of Mexico

6" x 2.25"

Center of seaglass framed by Orcas Basin (Gulf of Mexico). Rim and foot of glaze assembled from refined materials.

PBL-114
All with a Lip Dip on Porcelain
All with a Lip Dip on Porcelain

4.75" x 3.5"

"All" is the exterior glaze. A quick dip of the lip into lavender matte glaze did this where it overlapped white interior--assembled from refined materials. Apologies for editorializing - gorgeous speckles. Sea glass thumbwell.

MG-0011
Penobscot Bay with Stamped Fish
Penobscot Bay with Stamped Fish

5" x 3.25"

Brown is the sediment glaze. Interior shiny white. Blue glass thumbwell.

M-01
Amundsen Polynya
Amundsen Polynya

4.5" x 3.75"

Brown exterior glaze from 74°11.14' south 113°15.06' west. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials. Seaglass in the thumbwell.

MG-68
Two Sediments: Mappable Galapagos
Two Sediments: Mappable Galapagos

5" x 3.75"

A bit heavier than usual -- this one's lower exterior wear the two sediments, both of their coordinates are specified. Interior shiny white glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

M-08
Mid-Atlantic Ridge on Porcelain
Mid-Atlantic Ridge on Porcelain

4.5" x 3.25"

Exterior dip into slurry made from cutting rocks taken from Earth's crust. Interior shiny brown assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumbwell.

MG-36
Indonesian Seaways with Stamped Fish
Indonesian Seaways with Stamped Fish

5" x 3.5"

Speckled exterior warm colors are the sediment glaze at it's best. Interior shiny brown and exterior lavender assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

M-1-4
South China Sea
South China Sea

5.5" x 2.75"

Beautiful flowing glaze that stopped at a great time. Interior of shiny white assembled from refined materials.

C-211
Where Outgassing Makes Geoclutter
Where Outgassing Makes Geoclutter

4" x 2"

Interior amber area is the marine sediment from the eit of the Rhone River. Click for bigger back images to read what it says. Rim and foot are glazes assembled from refined materials. Center of sea glass.

BL-15
Gulf of Maine
Gulf of Maine

12.5" x 3.25"

Two Gulf of Maine sites -- click to read the words and both bays are named; one is dark brown, the other golden from being heavily laden with shells. Seaglass center. Turquoise glaze assembled from refined materials.

BL-643
Mediterranean Shipwreck 8th Century B.C.
Mediterranean Shipwreck 8th Century B.C.

5" x 3.5"

The warm-colored sediment on the mug's exterior is from inside an amphora taken from a shipwreck (Either Tannit or Elissa) at Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean. Economists, conservators, engineers, archaelogists and more people have been researching this material.

Interior celadon and exterior Robin's Egg matte glazes were assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell in the handle.

MG-77
Glacier Bay Alaska
Glacier Bay Alaska

3.75" x 3.75"

Four Glacier Bay inlets names--sediment is brown exterior. Interior is glaze assembled from refined materials.

C-24
Coordinates of Continental Margin with Stamped Fish
Coordinates of Continental Margin with Stamped Fish

6" x 3.25"

The warm speckled area is the sediment. Interior shiny white and exterior lavender assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

M-15
Where Gulf Stream Turns
Where Gulf Stream Turns

5.25" x 3.5"

Warm speckled area is sediment on exterior. Other glazes assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell. Thanks to Alan Steinbach who made the fish stamp.

M-16
Magma's Complementary Characters on Porcelain
Magma's Complementary Characters on Porcelain

4.75" x 3.5"

Interior of pumicy sediment from Havre submarine volcanic eruption of 2012 and basalty Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry (brown). Seaglass and nothing else! (Havre sediment is so silica-rich, no other glazes are needed.)

M-11
Amundsen Sea on Porcelain
Amundsen Sea on Porcelain

4.5" x 3.75"

Brown exterior glaze from 74°11.14' south 113°15.06' west. This Antarctica site offers more information about the sediment glaze source. Changes in color of the sediment glaze, from cool dark to rusty iron brown, are signs of oxygen flow around the pot during firing--common in some kilns but a rare example in my kiln.

Interior shiny brown top third matte are glazes assembled from refined materials. Thumb-well of sea-glass is blue.

MGP-023
Monterey Bay LME
Monterey Bay LME

4.25" x 2"

Porcelain beneath Monterey Bay (NOAA categorized it as a "Large Marine Ecosystem" and seafloor santuary) mud-glaze with rim and foot of refined material and center of glass.

PBL-148
"All" on Porcelain, Blue Thumbwell
"All" on Porcelain, Blue Thumbwell

4.75" x 3.5"

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

MG-009
Two Samples, Dark & Light
Two Samples, Dark & Light

5.75" x 3.5"

Complex glaze handling to get these two contrasting samples on the same piece. The two exterior samples are below the fish stamp (donated by Alan Steinbach, carver). Interior celadon assembled from refined materials. Seaglass in thumbwell.

MG-69
Mappable Galapagos: Two Dredges
Mappable Galapagos: Two Dredges

5.75" x 3.5"

Lower exterior are the two sediments, both of their coordinates are specified. Interior shiny white glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

M-07
Lau Basin Seamounts on Porcelain
Lau Basin Seamounts on Porcelain

4" high x 2.8" wide

On porcelain, Lau Basin sediment is exterior lower two thirds. Yummy golden speckling from small forams -- georgeous stuff! (pardon the editorial.) Interior celadon glaze assembled from refined materials.



MPLau-20
Mappable Lau Basin Seamounts
Mappable Lau Basin Seamounts

3.5" x 2.75"

Exterior is the sediment glaze from southern Pacific not far north of New Zealand. Interior celadon glaze assembled from refined materials. Blue glass thumbwell.

MG84
Costa Rican Subduction Zone On Porcelain
Costa Rican Subduction Zone On Porcelain

5.5" x 3.25"

No writing on this. Brown sediment glaze is fine-particled and contracts into the mottled brown glaze during firing. Interior celadon overlaps sediment glaze in a narrow band on exterior. Thumb-well of light blue sea-glass.

MG-073
Subduction Zone Near Costa Rica
Subduction Zone Near Costa Rica

5.5" x 3.75"

"Subducting plates folding, fracturing, fissuring", quoting a scientist who described subducting forces. On stoneware clay the sediment shrinks and peels and during firing relaxes back down. Some hints of copper green influence the shiny white interior glaze. Seaglass thumbwell.

M-05
KFZ: Remagmized
KFZ: Remagmized

4.75" high x 3.5" wide

Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry on porcelain clay, applied by dipping the bottom two-thirds into the Earth’s crust slurry.

Shiny brown interior is an Albany-slip (once mined in NY state) glaze that has some Red Sea sediment added for color. Top third is another glaze assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass in the thumb well.

MG-30
Lip-Dip Over White
Lip-Dip Over White

4.5" x 3.25"

"All" is the exterior glaze. A quick dip of the lip into lavender matte glaze did this where it overlapped white interior--assembled from refined materials. Sea glass thumbwell.

MG-0015
Hot Spots
Hot Spots

!5" x 7" x 1.75"

Seven materials, each from a geo-physically active area of some sort and each different from the next visually (and geo-chemically). Labelled next to each sample, except pumice and Icelandic sand that are sprinkled over all.

RPL-35
R/V <i>Roger Revelle</i>
R/V <i>Roger Revelle</i>

4" x 4.75"

Interior and exterior from submarine volcanic eruption at Havre -- coordinates named.

CRR-25
Two Magma Spewings on Porcelain
Two Magma Spewings on Porcelain

5" x 3.25"

"Rock slurry from Mid-Atlantic Ridge and pumice mud from Havre volcano", says this porcelain that's glazed with Earth's interior and nothing else. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-18
Bermuda Rise
Bermuda Rise

5.75" x 4.75"

Top exterior is the foram rich sediment glaze from this site that has been important to climate change researchers for decades. Lavender matte and interior shiny brown glazes assembled from refined materials.

VS-05
Anoxic Seasonal Blooms
Anoxic Seasonal Blooms

3.65" x 1.2"

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 glaze on rim and foot were assembled from refined materials.

BL-17
Mud Patch
Mud Patch

4.75" x 3.5"

A sandy bottom south of Martha's Vineyard.

MG-62
Phoenician Amphora Shipwrecked
Phoenician Amphora Shipwrecked

18" high x 6.5" wide

Says, Mediterranean shipwrecked carriers of wine." From Ashkelon Excavations in the Mediterranean. Sediment glaze was in an amphora -- it's the exterior glaze applied thickly and thinly. Seaglass dimples in both handles. Celadon interior.

ASH-6
Magma Spews Pumice & Basalt. Earth's Insides . . .
Magma Spews Pumice & Basalt. Earth's Insides . . .

10" x 3"

Interior is pumicy mud from Havre volcanic eruption area, coordinates named. Exterior is from Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry. Center of seaglass.

BL-647
Mud Patch
Mud Patch

5" x 3.5"

Sandy seafloor applied to damp clay and swept off with a piece of wood, making the stripes that plow through the mud. White interior glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass dimple in the handle.

MG-92
Mud Patch
Mud Patch

5" x 3.5"

Sandy seafloor applied to damp clay and swept off with a piece of wood, making the stripes that plow through the mud. White interior glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass dimple in the handle.

MG-90
Glacier Bay Alaska
Glacier Bay Alaska

4.75" x 3.5"

Brown sediment is from Glacier Bay. Interior shiny white and blue band are glazes assembled from refined materials.

C-25
Near Wolf Island:  Two Samples
Near Wolf Island:  Two Samples

5.25" x 3.75"

Complex glaze handling to get these two contrasting samples on the same piece. The two exterior samples are below the fish stamp (donated by Alan Steinbach, carver). Interior celadon assembled from refined materials. Seaglass in thumbwell.

MG-72
Santa Barbara Basin
Santa Barbara Basin

5" high x 3.5" wide

Brown band on top exterior third is sediment from Santa Barbara Basin. Stamp used to impress pelican was carved by Alan Steinbach.

Interior shiny white, exterior matte green assembled from refined materials.

NMG51
P-Vent and Monterey Bay
P-Vent and Monterey Bay

5.25" x 3.5"

Commemorating Earth's generative nature, this sweries is all about hydrothermal vent granules. They're used as a stain in the vent-shaped area, over which I've written with a brush. Top third exterior is a dip of sediment from a NOAA designated marine sanctuary -- glaze is the Monterey Bay seafloor melted.

Interior shiny brown and exterior matte greenish are glazes assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-850
P-Vent and Monterey Bay
P-Vent and Monterey Bay

5.25" x 3.25"

Commemorating Earth's generative nature, this sweries is all about hydrothermal vent granules. They're used as a stain in the vent-shaped area, over which I've written with a brush. Top third exterior is a dip of sediment from a NOAA designated marine sanctuary -- glaze is the Monterey Bay seafloor melted.

Interior shiny brown and exterior matte greenish are glazes assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-860
Five Seas Plus Volcanic Sand
Five Seas Plus Volcanic Sand

6.5" x 14" x 1.75" high

Antarctica, Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean, Bering Sea, sprinkled with a dash of Icelandic sand. A few matte glazes used were assembled from refined materials.

RPL-109
Earth Crust & K-T Band
Earth Crust & K-T Band

4.5" x 2.75"

Says, "Down deep earth crust, out far Space dust K-T Band".

DDOF-15
Earth Crust Asteroid Dust
Earth Crust Asteroid Dust

4" x 2.75"

Says, "Down deep out far Earth crust asteroid dust".

DDOF-41
Earth Crust & K-T Band Dust
Earth Crust & K-T Band Dust

5" x 3.25"

Says, "Earth crust from Mid-Atlantic Ridge and space dust from K-T Band". Black lustrous glaze inside and blue thumb-well.

MG-078
Down Deep Out Far
Down Deep Out Far

4.75" x 3.25"

Interior whiteassembled from refined materials. Exterior glazes are geological deposits; lower exterior is the Earth crust slurry, speckled band is the sediment with the iridium anomaly. More info available by using drop-down menu of Collected Mud Stories, click on "Mid Atlantic Ridge and Cretacious Tertiary Boundary".

MG-39
South China Sea Chattered on Porcelain
South China Sea Chattered on Porcelain

4" x 3.5"

Brown glaze covers the chatter-patterned area on this mug's exterior. Other glazes assembled from refined materials -- seaglass thumbwell.

M-12
Urainia Basin
Urainia Basin

4.5" x 3"

Coordinates from site, a Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basin in the eastern Mediterranean are writte. Sediment is exterior lower third. Interior and copper green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Lucky roll of glaze.

C-27
Peru & Columbian Margin
Peru & Columbian Margin

5.25" x 1.75"

Brown glaze on back and brown glaze on chatter-patterned inside are the marine sediments. Rim and foot are glazes assembled from refined materials; one is copper green and the other is a tenmoku. Sea glass center.

BL-26
Two Gulf of Maine Sites
Two Gulf of Maine Sites

12.5" x 3"

Penobscot (dark brown) and Muscongus (light speckled) Bays are sediment glazes used. Central fish and green matte glazes assembled from refined materials.

BL-640
To Me It's a Penguin
To Me It's a Penguin

10" x 5.5"

5 Antarctica Sites, including sand from Deception and Elephant Islands -- it fluxes other materials.

This is a sculpture -- begun as a symmetrical cylinder and then stretched into fullness, swelling into an image of something not animate not inanimate,but in between.

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

PIT-91
Satellite Image from 625 Million Years Ago??
Satellite Image from 625 Million Years Ago??

Would what we know as the image of Earth from space as the blue marble have been, 625 million years ago, been a white marble? I love hearing people speculate about that and this piece wears three materials and one sentence:

"....a white marble a Snowball Earth spinning above a molten core while continents drift and asteroid dust scatters and settles."

Center of seaglass surrounded by Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry surrounded by sediment laden with K-T Band dust surrounded by Namibian rock that proves global glaciation during the time some geologists call, "Snowball Earth".

WM-4
North Galapagos Seamounts
North Galapagos Seamounts

11" x 2"

The rim is the Galapagos sediment. Center of seaglass and coordinates are specified on the front. Rim and foot assembled from refined materials.

PL-116
Atlantic/Pacific
Atlantic/Pacific

11" x 1.75"

Monterey Bay, Hydrate Ridge (off Oregon coast), Bermuda Rise and "All". A slight warp. Seaglass center.

BL-113
White White White White
White White White White

8" x 3.75"

Partially translucent porcelain clay (white #1) glazed with Namibian Rock slurry (white #2) with rim and foot of matte white (white #3) and shiny (white #4) glazes assembled from refined materials. The interior branching pattern was made during firing by the flowing molten rock. The scientist, Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, who gave me this material marked this sample as "Uber Fabulous", possibly because it had the least dark powder in it (past tense because it's all used up) of the three samples he so generously donated to my collection.

SEP-72
Basalt and Pumice/Ash/Mud
Basalt and Pumice/Ash/Mud

4.75" x 2"

Keep clicking for back, side and bigger views. On porcelain, interior is the Havre sample and exterior is a wash of Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry. Earth spews basalt and pumice.

I wrote "Havre Volcano" inside but it bled into the flowing pumice glaze. New Zealand Potter, Brian Gartside's quote is written here,"The wrinkly crust on the hurtling spinning sphere is showing us who has the real power."

HV-36
Earth Crust, Space Dust & Subduction Zone Mud
Earth Crust, Space Dust & Subduction Zone Mud

7" x 5.5"

Says, "Earth crust from Kane Fracture Zone, KT-Band dust & subduction zone mud". Latter is from Costa Rican accrectionary prism. Interior shiny brown and copper green band are glazes assembled from refined materials

VS-48
Uranian Basin: Deep Hypersaline Anoxic
Uranian Basin: Deep Hypersaline Anoxic

4.25" wide x 1.75" 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. Has some translucency.

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-01
Bermuda Rise
Bermuda Rise

4.75" 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-043
Narragansett bay
Narragansett bay

4.5" x 3.25"

Exterior brown sediment glaze from 41° north 71° west, thanks to Bethany Jenkins, a URI oceanographer. Interior shiny brown glaze assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb-well is aqua.

MG-027
Earth Crust on Porcelain
Earth Crust on Porcelain

4.5" high x 3" wide

I dipped the exterior into rock slurry and while it was wet I brushed it off, leaving the bare porcelain clay showing. Interior shiny brown is a g;laze assembled from refined materials. Sea glass thumbwell.

MG-80
Global Glaciation
Global Glaciation

8.5" x 5"

This melted Namibian rock says that Earth was fully glaciated about 615 million years ago. Interior glaze assembled from refined materials.

SEJ-105
Off Columbia River
Off Columbia River

5" x 3.5

Brown exterior is marine seafloor sediment from the Washington Margin. Looking like a traditional saturated-iron glaze potters have used for centuries, this is an unaltered natural deposit.

Interior shiny white is glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass dimple in the handle.

MG-64
Glacial Sarsen on Porcelain
Glacial Sarsen on Porcelain

6" x 2.25"

Brown glaze is glacial sarsen from Fyfield Downs where Stonehenge stones once were. The muddy slurry contracts after being applied--usually a day later and more on an exterior convex surface than an interior concave surface. Note on the exterior how it beaded up into stone-like globs during firing (It could have flaked off onto the kiln shelf but it didn't.) Green glaze assembled from refined materials, center of sea glass.

BL-091
Black Sea - Seasonal Blooms
Black Sea - Seasonal Blooms

4.25" x 1.75"

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. Intense center is sea glass -- celadon and copper green glaze on rim and foot were assembled from refined materials.

BL-14
Gulf of Maine
Gulf of Maine

5" x 3.5"

Exterior brown glaze from Penobscot Bay. Interior white glaze from refined materials. Sea glass thumbwell is green.

MG-012
Bermuda Rise
Bermuda Rise

5" x 3.5"

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 lavender are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumb well is blue.

MG-044
Phoenician Shipwreck on Porcelain
Phoenician Shipwreck on Porcelain

3.25" x 3"

Exterior is from inside an amphora that carried wine. Interior celadon assembled from refined materials.

CP-29
Cup from Continental Margin
Cup from Continental Margin

4" x 3.5"

Top half is the sediment which feathers beautifully with the lavender glaze (that got very hot) assembled from refined materials. Interior shiny brown. NOTE: no handle.

CP112
Each Golden Speckle a Foraminifera Shell
Each Golden Speckle a Foraminifera Shell

6" x 3"

Porcelain clay and ocean sediment from Ceara Rise, with a foot glazed with sediment from Boston Harbor, near the airport. Each speckle in the brown glaze is likely to be a melted spurt of calcium carbonate from a foraminifera, or other organism that once lived.

Inside I laid a big piece of clearish sea glass, with a smaller piece of old and very intense deep blue glass. Thanks to fire.

Says on exterior band, "Sea glass, Dark Cemetery, Boston Harbor, because of Earth Us and Fire."

BL830
Up/Down -- Spread/Collide
Up/Down -- Spread/Collide

9" x 4"

Says, "Earth crust space dust and subduction mud singing about time". Interior glaze assembled from refined materials.

VS-50
NOTE: Ground Bottom.  Snowball Earth on Porcelain
NOTE: Ground Bottom.  Snowball Earth on Porcelain

4.75" x 3.25"

A play with whites; interior is shiny, top exterior is matte, lower exterior is Namibian rock powder that reports Earth covered in glaciers 600 million years ago. Aqua seaglass thumbwell.

Of 13 porcelain mugs like this 6 survived -- this needed to be ground at the bottom.

MG-123
Melting Pot of All: click to read places
Melting Pot of All: click to read places

14.25" wide x 3" high

Sediments from varied places named mixed and flowed during high heat to pool into the low places and run off the high places. Same glaze used on the back applied thinly. Lavender matte glaze assembled from refined materials.

ALL14
Kane Fracture Zone on Porcelain
Kane Fracture Zone on Porcelain

5" x 3.25"

Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry on porcelain clay, applied by dipping the bottom two-thirds into the Earth’s crust slurry that was then brushed off when wet. Sometimes light shines thru the clay wall.

Shiny brown interior is an Albany-slip (once mined in NY state) glaze that has some Red Sea sediment added for color. Top third is another glaze assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass in the thumb well.

MG-235
"All" with Five Seas Named
"All" with Five Seas Named

5" x 3.75"

"All" is the exterior glaze. Interior white assembled from refined materials. Sea glass thumbwell.

MG-13
KFZ: Remagmized Rock Slurry
KFZ: Remagmized Rock Slurry

4.5" high x 3.5" wide

Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry on porcelain clay, applied by dipping the bottom two-thirds into the Earth’s crust slurry that was then brushed off when wet. Sometimes light shines thru the clay wall.

Shiny brown interior is an Albany-slip (once mined in NY state) glaze that has some Red Sea sediment added for color. Top third is another glaze assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass in the thumb well.

MG-27
Four Inlets of Glacier bay
Four Inlets of Glacier bay

11.25" wide x 4" high

In the unglazed form I thought this sediment would be stony after firing but, rough as the glacial silt is, it fires smoothly into this lustrous brown on the interior of the bowl.

Names of inlets are written around the area where NOAA's bird symbol is filled with sea glass.

Whitish rim and exterior matte green glazes assembled from refined materials.

BL32
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 (that got very hot) assembled from refined materials. Interior shiny brown. NOTE: no handle.

CP116
"All" on Porcelain, Blue Thumbwell
"All" on Porcelain, Blue Thumbwell

4.75" x 3.5"

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

MG-009
Two Samples, Dark & Light
Two Samples, Dark & Light

5.75" x 3.5"

Complex glaze handling to get these two contrasting samples on the same piece. The two exterior samples are below the fish stamp (donated by Alan Steinbach, carver). Interior celadon assembled from refined materials. Seaglass in thumbwell.

MG-69
Mappable Galapagos: Two Dredges
Mappable Galapagos: Two Dredges

5.75" x 3.5"

Lower exterior are the two sediments, both of their coordinates are specified. Interior shiny white glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

M-07
Mud Patch Cup
Mud Patch Cup

4" x 3.25"

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. NOTE: no handle.

CP102