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Mappable North Galapagos Seamounts
Mappable North Galapagos Seamounts

5.75" x 2.5"

Center of seaglass surrounded by Galapagos sediment framed by rim of lavender assembled from refined materials.

PBL-8
Crust Breaks Up & Reforms
Crust Breaks Up & Reforms

4" x 3.25"

Interior is Havre volcano and exterior is Mid-Atlantic rock slurry. As it is with Earth's undulating seafloor it can also be on a potter's wheel. Collapsing clay sometimes (rarely) 'works' as dynamic assymetry. Hearing scientists in a submarine watching an eruption say, "Look the crust is breaking up and reforming!" causes me to grab these when they happen and glaze them with materials from geo-active sources

5-VS62
Rocks and Bones
Rocks and Bones

5.75" high x 5" wide

Namibian rock is the white exterior glaze--there are no bones except I used the word because the porcelain clay seems like bones to me. The hardness, the sound. Interior glaze assembled from refined materials. Gold leaf applied after firing.

FU-48
Mappable Cup ~ Windy Lavender
Mappable Cup ~ Windy Lavender

4.5" x 3"

Bermuda Rise sediment is top exterior. I say "windy lavender" because of the variety of color thanks to flames licking about in the kiln chamber during firing. This glaze goes from pale opaque pinkish blue to hotter version that's deeper blue. This cup has both. Interior white assembled from refined materials.

C-514
Bermuda Rise
Bermuda Rise

4" x 3"

Top third exterior is from this place 4,583 meters down through the water column to the sea-bed of fluffy colorful sediment.

Lavender exterior and interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.

FC-45
Clearly Enunciated DHAB and Black Sea: 2 Anoxics!
Clearly Enunciated DHAB and Black Sea: 2 Anoxics!

10.75" x 3.25"

Clear writing about provenance for the Urania Basin, click to get biggest image and read coordinates of this deep hypersaline anoxic basin. Rim is Black Sea sediment (also anoxic). A stripe of Eurania Basin on the back, under matte white glaze, produced yellow. Copper green and matte white glazes assembled from refined materials.

FB-1
Costa Rica and Copper Red/Green on Porcelain
Costa Rica and Copper Red/Green on Porcelain

4.25" high x 3.25" wide

Costa Rican sediment so fine grained that it curled as it dries (like a dry riverbed) and then again it curled in the kiln and contracts back down. Porcelain clay is exposed and vitrified. Interior white glaze assembled from refined materials overlaps a copper glaze on exterior , making red and green areas by how oxidizing or reducing atmosphere influenced it during firing.

FM-2
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter
Outgassing Makes Geoclutter

5.25" x 3.5"

Says, "Mediterranean at exit of Rhone where outgassing makes geoclutter", the exact words spoken to me when bag of mud was handed to me off the dock when R/V Oceanus was being unloaded. I was also told that the bubbles of gas were fogging the sonar. The exterior is this sediment glaze. Interior is shiny brown and thumb-well is aqua sea-glass.

MG-060
Earth's Crust Cretacous Tertiary Boundary Dust
Earth's Crust Cretacous Tertiary Boundary Dust

5.5" x 2"

Please, at check-out select "no shipping needed". I think everything is set to ship to Australia now.

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.

BL-48
Namibian Rock on Stoneware
Namibian Rock on Stoneware

5" x 3.5"

Speckled exterior is the Snowball earth rock. Interior white assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-032-4
Penobscot Bay Gulf of Maine
Penobscot Bay Gulf of Maine

7.25" x 4.5"

Exterior brown is the sediment glaze, applied evenly and then brushed off in wisps. Interior and green matte glazes assembled from refined materials. Keep clicking for largest images of both sides.

5-VS68
ALL Plus Seaglass
ALL Plus Seaglass

12" x 6"

Interior glaze is the bucket of mixed sediments. Sea glass in center of both bowl and lid. Lid sits squarely on it's lid and is useful like the bowl.White and green matte glazes assembled from refined materials.

CAS-61
Atlantic and Pacific
Atlantic and Pacific

7" x 14" x 1.5"

From Santa Barbara Basin and Bermuda Rise.

RPL-215
Atlantic/Pacific & Hot Lavender
Atlantic/Pacific & Hot Lavender

7" x 14" x 1.5"

The squarish area was squirted with puddles of sediment from Santa Barbara basin and from the Atlantic. Lavender glaze became intense blue in this unusually prolonged firing.

RPL-223
Mappable Bermuda Rise & Eel Grass
Mappable Bermuda Rise & Eel Grass

15.25" x 7.25" x 1.75"

Center, under eel grass residue, are Bermuda Rise coordinates -- the sediment glaze that ends were dipped in before side-dips of lavender glaze (assembled from refined materials).

Two effects of the eel grass remain: ash resideu in glossy lines and salt blush where vaporized salt interacted with silica in the iron-rich clay body and left orange sheen. I read that as an aura of where seaweed once was.

Lavender glaze assembled from refined materials.

RPL-33
North Galapagos Seamounts
North Galapagos Seamounts

10.5" x 1.5"

Center of seaglass surrounded by a chattered area of thick and thin Galapagos material -- same as is on the rim and back, where lavender glaze was assembled from refined materials. Words on bottom.

PL-645
Mud Patch & Sea Glass (WARP)
Mud Patch & Sea Glass (WARP)

11" x 1.25"

The sandy sediment from south of Martha's Vineyard was applied and scraped off quickly with a wooded tool, leaving evidence of thick and thin glaze. Keep clicking to see largest image of side view that shows the warp. It's not too noticeable when the plate sits vertically on a stand or against a wall.

5-PL70
Salt Blush on Porcelain ~ Nature-Made Meets Humanly Assembled
Salt Blush on Porcelain ~ Nature-Made Meets Humanly Assembled

4.75" x 3.25"

Top third exterior is sediment from were the Gulf Stream's been turning around Norfolk Slope, east of Virginia Capes. The sediment curled when dry and relaxed down during firing, leaving the orange blushes of salt vapors on the clay. Foram shells appear to be suspended in the area where sediment merged with lavender glaze -- also an area of brightest colors that had been assembled from refined materials. Shiny white interior. Blue sea-glass thumb-well.

FM-14-2
Bermuda Rise with Foram Speckles
Bermuda Rise with Foram Speckles

4.5" x 3.25"

The mini-landscape that happens where sediment glaze and lavender glaze meet shows a similar dynamic to the landscape where foraminifera shells settle down to the ocean floor after the organism dies.

5-MG16
Glacial Sarsen on Porcelain
Glacial Sarsen on Porcelain

6.25" x 2.5"

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-094
Asteroid Dust and Earth's Crust
Asteroid Dust and Earth's Crust

5" x 3.25"

Band of sediment with K-T Band dust is under the rim and below that, the chatter-pattern is glazed with rock slurry from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Thumb-well of sea-glass. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materialks.

FM-6
South China Sea
South China Sea

4" x 3.5"

Brown sediment from near Taiwan. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.

C-22
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").

FC-5
Two Galapagos Sites and a Pelican Fly-By
Two Galapagos Sites and a Pelican Fly-By

5.5" x 3.5"

Two contrasting sediments from dredges and a shiny interior glaze that was assembled from refined materials with a thumb-well of aqua sea-glass.

FG-3
P-Vent from 9 North and Monterey Bay
P-Vent from 9 North and Monterey Bay

4.75" x 3.5"

Shiny brown interior glaze overlaps Monterey Bay exterior. Hydro-thermal vent granules brushed on vent-shaped area.

5-MG8
Monterey Bay Sanctuary
Monterey Bay Sanctuary

3.5" high x 3.25" wide

Exterior is seafloor sediment from Monterey bay. Interior shiny white and a brush of copper green glaze assembled from refined materials. Copper volatilizes in the kiln and flashesbetween pinks and greens.

FC-6
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay

4" high x 3.25" wide

Exterior is seafloor sediment from Monterey bay. Interior shiny white and a brush of copper green glaze assembled from refined materials. Copper volatilizes in the kiln and flashes between pinks and greens. This one got very hot and is crackled.

FC-7
Monterey Bay and Hydrothermal Vent on Porcelain
Monterey Bay and Hydrothermal Vent on Porcelain

4" x 3.25"

Top exterior third is Monterey Bay sediment. Vent area has granules from P-Vent at 9 degrees north. Interior shiny brown and exterior matte green assembled from refined materials. Sea-glass thumbwell.

FM-9
Atlantic & Pacific Together
Atlantic & Pacific Together

13" x 3"

Center from where Gulf Stream turns near 37 degrees north 74 degrees west. Streaming mud made stripes from Bermuda Rise and Pacific seamounts' Lau Basin. Back is from Hydrate Ridge off the coast of Oregon.

Families who reside and visit both coasts keep propelling this series. I miss seeing my daughter, a Seattlite!

BL-641
Pumice Ash on Translucent porcelain
Pumice Ash on Translucent porcelain

5.25" x 3.25"

The chatter pattern was made in leather hard clay. A single dip into a suspension of mud, pumice and water is the simplest glaze technique I use and works to show the details of porcelain clay surface underneath. I feel this is like putting a sheer stocking on the legs of a woman. One brush of a glaze with cobalt around the middle deposited enough cobalt to make bluish.

5-MG45
Mappable North Atlantic on Porcelain
Mappable North Atlantic on Porcelain

4.25" x 3.25"

Top third is sediment from coordinates stated. Where it overlaps a lavender glaze assembled from refined materials, it does what I always try for and occasionally get. Interior white. Seaglass thumbwell.

MG-218
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.

FC-3
Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay

5.25" x 3.25"

Brown sediment is the Gulf of Maine seafloor, applied and swiped off with a wet brush to reveal evidence of both thick and thin. Other glazes assembled from refined materials and a blue sea-glass thumbwell.

FM-26
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.

BL-24
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.

FM-88
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.

FC-11
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.

FC-31
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.

FB-2-2
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.

FB-81
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.

MG-67
Molten Earth to Rock to Glaze (on porcelain)
Molten Earth to Rock to Glaze (on porcelain)

4.75" x 4.5"

Red is often human's symbol for intense heat (fire), which is why I like the red glass thumbwell on this porcelain mug that's glazes with remagmized rock slurry from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Interior glaze is shiny white and when sun hits the exterior, light shines thru the thin wash of Earth crust slurry.

MG-750
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.

5-MG34
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.

FM-30
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.

FMA-2
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.

FMA-3
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.

FMA-4
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.

M-404
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.

FC-18
Gritty Bumps, Wrinkles and Clear Colors
Gritty Bumps, Wrinkles and Clear Colors

4" x 3.25"

Sediment, evenly dipped into slurry, contracted in kiln, exposing vitrified porcelain clay. Interior white glaze overlaps sediment and gives more info about how materials influence each other. Exterior copper green assembled from refined materials. Blue sea-glass thumbwell.

FM-5
Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay

3.75" 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.

FC-12
Two Mappable Magmas: Chattered Exterior
Two Mappable Magmas: Chattered Exterior

5.5" x 2"

On porcelain, interior of pumice/mud and exterior of M.A.R. basaltic rock slurry over a surface chattered when the bowl was leather-hard. Incised coordinates point to both sources. See more in the Havre Pumice/Mud category.

BL-815
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.

FC-33
Penobscot Bay on Porcelain
Penobscot Bay on Porcelain

4.75" x 3"

A gritty brown seafloor on smooth porcelain. White interior and copper green "oribe" glaze assembled from refined materials with a sea-glass thumb-well.

FM-29
Galapagos on Stoneware
Galapagos on Stoneware

3.5" x 2.5"

Dark sediment is from a Galapagos dredge. Interior clear glaze assembled from refined materials. Green sea-glass thumb-well.

FG-8
Costa Rican Subduction Cup
Costa Rican Subduction Cup

4" x 3"

Exterior glaze is the sediment. Interior shiny white assembled from refined materials.

C-512
Costa Rican Cup
Costa Rican Cup

4" x 3.5"

My interpretation of pressure at the Costa Rican subducting plates is that forces there ground the sediment into very fine particles that contract against the once-fired clay -- the shrinkage causes flakes to either fall off or peel back and then, during firing, they fuse onto the clay, leaving spaces. This tells that story. Interior shiny glaze assembled from refined materials.

C-507