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What's Common that Lies Beneath
What's Common that Lies Beneath

10.5" x 3"

Same materials on front and back look different because of application thickness. Center spiral is "All" glaze that pooled and melted in the grooves and slid off the high places; it's the only sediment I use that is a mixture from many places: Mediterranean and Bering Seas, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Brown is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry. Crackled groove that frames the spiral is blue sea-glass. Click on the back image for a larger view, if you'd like to read the words.

Rim and foot are glazes assembled from refined materials.

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Mappable Antarctica on Porcelain
Mappable Antarctica on Porcelain

3.5" high x 3" wide

Atmosphere changes in kiln chamber left evidence of oxidizing and reducing effects on the sediment glaze, seen as changes from reddish-brown to blackish brown. Sea-glass in handle, white interior glaze assembled from refined materials.

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Penobscot bay
Penobscot bay

3.5" high x 3.25" wide

Exterior brown is from the Gulf of Maine sediment. Interior shiny white and a brush-load of copper green at the top made pink and green flashes -- both were assembled from refined materials.

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Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay

3.5" x 3.25"

Brown exterior sediment glaze is from the Gulf of maine thanks to a USGS cruise. Interior shiny white and exterior copper green are glazes assembled from refined materials.

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Earth's Crust Cretacous Tertiary Boundary Dust
Earth's Crust Cretacous Tertiary Boundary Dust

5.5" x 2"

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Chatter-patterned area of Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry framed by speckled area of sediment core containing the iridium anomaly from an asteroid that hit Earth about 65 million years ago. Back has Earth crust slurry. Lavender glaze assembled from refined materials. Center of sea-glass.

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Atlantic Mud Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rock
Atlantic Mud Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rock

10.5" wide x 3.5" high

Click for biggest images to see the contrasting textures of crystalline Bermuda Rise sediment and the rim of Mid-Atlantic Rock slurry that self-organized into brick-like shapes during the slurry's drying and chemical transformation during firing (returning to its rock-like state of extraction from 45 degrees north, 23.5 degrees west). As if that's not enough, the exterior rim shows evidence of foraminifera shells--the golden speckles in the dark matte brown glaze -- the shells that have given climate researchers information about water temperature at different times. (NY Times once did an article called "Ocean as Womb and Tomb" and since then I labeled the mud bucket, "The Dark Cemetary", although that sediment-glaze is now used up.)

Oribe glaze assembled from refined materials.

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Down Deep Out Far
Down Deep Out Far

6.25" x 1.5"

Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry glazes chatter-patterned surface. Band outside the writing is the iridium anomaly proving the asteroid dust-cloud. Shiny dark glaze is clay based, mined from Albany New York.

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With Fish Stamp
With Fish Stamp

5" x 3.25"

Sediment applied to damp clay plowed off with a wooden tool make stripes that show variations in thickness. Interior white glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

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Mud Patch on Stoneware
Mud Patch on Stoneware

4.5" x 3.25"

Sandy sediment glaze from area south of Martha's Vineyard. Interior glaze assembled from refined materials.

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81 Degrees North
81 Degrees North

4.75" x 3.25"

Sediment glaze is brown, like what's known among potters as a saturated iron glaze that I use on leather-hard clay and, when wet, I incise the coordinates.

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Arctic Seafloor
Arctic Seafloor

4.75" x 3.25"

An even dip into mud-slurry when leather-hard, then incised with coordinates. Interior shiny clear glaze assembled from refined materials.

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Arctic Seafloor
Arctic Seafloor

4.5" x 3.25"

An even dip into mud-slurry when leather-hard, then incised with coordinates. Interior shiny clear glaze assembled from refined materials.

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Arctic Seafloor
Arctic Seafloor

4.5" x 3.25"

An even dip into mud-slurry when leather-hard, then incised with coordinates. Interior shiny clear glaze assembled from refined materials.

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Costa Rican Subduction
Costa Rican Subduction

5" x 3.25"

Exterior is the sediment said to be from an accretionary prism (another scientist negated the truth of that -- so go figure?). Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials, over a line of copper green. Glass thumbwell.

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Black Sea Seasonal Blooms
Black Sea Seasonal Blooms

4.5" high x 3.5" wide

Black Sea sample showed layers of dark and light from the seasonal anoxic conditions that made blooms of fibrous plant material that then decayed into dark layers. Applying this sediment was tricky because the plant fibers would drag the mud off as I tried to apply it; plant fibers burned out early in the firing, leaving a salty sparse layer of sediment that's now a mottled glaze.

Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.

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Where Pacific Meets Indian
Where Pacific Meets Indian

3.75" high x 3.25" wide

Indonesian Seaways sediments came from El Nino research. Small samples were mixed together and taken from a ship named Baruna Jaya, thanks to Delia Oppo.

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

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Diverging & Converging Plates on Porcelain
Diverging & Converging Plates on Porcelain

3.5" x 2.75"

Top exterior is from Costa Rican area; below is from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Interior shiny glaze assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

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