I don't have lots of sizes but can choose what works for your purchase. Put one in the cart and I'll manage the sizing or buy them yourself at Aftosa -- but they have a minimum order.
8" x 2" x 2"
Top half is the Bermuda Rise sediment that branches and flows into lavender (assembled from refined materials). Sometimes small golden speckles highlight the foraminifera shells in the sediment. The torque of the de-airing machine I use to prepare clay sometimes shows up after firing with slight out-of-plumbness.
13.5" x 3.25"
Muscongus Bay was described on the spreadsheet I got as a "submerged carbonate beach", it's the tan speckled sediment on the interior next to the brown Penobscot Bay sediment, that's also on the exterior. Rim and foot and central turquoise are glazes assembled from refined materials.
8" high x 5.5" wide
Says, "Mediterranean 8th Century B.C. carriers of wine, Phoenician shipwreck". The sediment glaze covers most of the exterior -- the branching pattern it makes self-assembles during firing. Interior glaze of celadon and exterior copper green are both assembled from refined materials. Blue seaglass in the lid.
14" wide x 2.5" high
As we spin on Earth, so spins the potter's wheel. As Earth wobbles, so clay on the wheel chatters. Here the vast landscape is glaze from those forces; rock slurry from mid-Atlantic Ridge and an iridium anomaly from the first sediment core that demonstrated the asteroid dust flying about the globe 65 million years ago. Click to read words on larger image.
Lavender glaze assembled from refined materials, used thickly and thinly on front and back. Seaglass center.
5.25" x 3.5"
More like a painting than -- mug was glazed by dipping into sloshing slurry, brushed away, other glaze brushed on while imagining white pines and so!
Interior shiny white glaze. Seaglass thumbwell.
11" x 2"
This combines a great outcome with a dwindling sample -- the last of this size I can do. The chatter-patterned clay fired once made a surface that received the sediment thick in to low parts and thin in the high places. Click for larger images to read the words---naming the four inlets in Glacier Bay.
6" x 2.25"
Band under the lip is the sediment from the K-T Band., Other brown is a thin wash of a rock that looks very dense when applied thickly but here it's sheer. Sea-glass center.
6" x 2.5"
Dark brown is Penobscot Bay sediment and warm speckled glaze is from Muscongus Bay. Center of seaglass. Rim and foot of glaze assembled from refined materials.
Some WOW stuff came from the kiln over twenty years of melting muds and rocks. Some I photographed and have assembled into a set of twelve cards you can see as thumbnails and a slideshow here. Cards are blank inside EXCEPT a thirteenth with a LEGEND inside -- it refers to numbers on each card.
NOTE about shipping: $7.50 is the cost of one in a Flat Rate USPS box but website only calculates UPS. If you need shipping, I'll subtract the difference between $7.50 and the UPS charge so you'll pay the lower cost. If you're buying multiple boxes, I'll probably use UPS; if in doubt, contact me.
Overglazed with matte white. Oak wood ash.
When I work I feel it in my bones sometimes and yes with this one as the sound of the word polynya kept rolling off my mouth in the various dialects I imagined from my Russian ancestors (I understand the word polynya is Russian for pool).
So when I chop the glass, pick the right brush, and every other movement I make -- all seem to set loose some grace that pleases me in the result. A huge sigh, of course!. Why should it not be beautiful?
I love this brown sediment glaze. Maybe it's a precursor of a trip I'll make to Antarctica as a useful person on a ship?
Center is copper green glaze framed by chopped blue sea glass. White matte and lavender rim assembled from refined materials.
5/25" x 2.5"
Says, "Costa Rican accretionary prism subducting, folding, fracturing, fissuring". Rim glaze assembled from refined materials. Center of sea-glass.
5" x 3.25"
No glaze but that which came from the inside of Earth, exploded pumice that broke through the ocean's surface, flew about and then settled back onto the seafloor where it continued morphing until humans picked it up, tightened the bucket lid and delivered it to me. Now it's melted pumice/mud on a chattered clay surface--evidence of magma.
5.5" x 3"
No glaze but that which came from the inside of Earth, exploded pumice that broke through the ocean's surface, flew about and then settled back onto the seafloor where it continued morphing until humans picked it up, tightened the bucket lid and delivered it to me. Now it's melted pumice/mud on a chattered clay surface--evidence of silica-rich magma.
4.5" x 3"
Havre pumice-mud inside and out. Seaglass thumbwell.
4.5" x 3"
"All" is the exterior glaze. White assembled from refined materials interior. Sea glass thumbwell.