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Blessings

At first I called them "Occasional Miracles" but as I got more experienced they were sometimes less miraculous, although enduringly awesome for one reason or another. If residue is left of my life, these tell the story of why I kept at this phase for twenty-one years.



Branches and Root Balls
Branches and Root Balls

11" x 1.75"

Atlantic and Pacific from Monterey Bay and Emerald Basin (off Nova Scotia), sediments alternate in stripes. The lucky part is how the Emerald Basin sediment formed rivulets and then beaded up in a circular band of pooled glaze. Seaglass center.


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BL-112US$425.00
Mandala Bowl
Mandala Bowl

10" wide x 4" high

So many times I did the same thing and got a different outcome. I say, "evenly applied ocean sediment melted this way" and watch people realize that the patterns form during melting in the kiln . . . I DO NOT MAKE THE PATTERNS.

From Norfolk Slope, east of Virginia Capes. Comes with box. Back is glazed with Ceara Rise sediment.


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OM83US$2,200.00
Lava Bowl
Lava Bowl

Sediment from 4500 meters deep in the Atlantic Ocean east of Virginia. Molten sediment wandered over a 2.5" area of lavender glaze on the inside bottom of the bowl. The rest we can speculate about . . . and many people already have.

5" wide x 4" high


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Lava Bowl
OM11US$3,000.00
Red Ledge Porcelain Bowl
Red Ledge Porcelain Bowl

4.75" high

Exterior is from a briny venting area of the Red Sea, taken where the water was 133F. Visit Red Sea Hot Brine for more information.

Interior and foot are a copper red glaze, assembled from refined materials that can be red or green or clear, depending on kiln atmosphere and length of time during firing when the volatile copper is exiting out the flue. In this piece, near the interior bottom there are signs of deep red.


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RL-2US$250.00
Seven Sites, Earth Crust, Hydrates . . . a Smorgasboard
Seven Sites, Earth Crust, Hydrates . . . a Smorgasboard

Priced at the temperature I fire to (more or less). Some heavy with silica, some carbonate, some minerals, some volcanic, some fibrous . . . of course! I play with their characters, juxtaposing contrasts and distances. Soon to find closure and rest that enough has been done (by me).


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SMP-30US$6,000.00
The Whole Story
The Whole Story

13" x 2"

"Converging diverging . . . spreading ridge here. Fissuring folding friction subducting there. Tectonics. Central creatures framed by chattered area of Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock slurry (diverging plates) framed by a band from Costa Rican accretionary prism (converging plates). Copper green and matte white and lavender glazes assembled from refined materials.


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FP-54US$945.00
Volcano Platter
Volcano Platter

The firing amplified the land's dynamics by causing the melting matte white glaze to flow and carry the Earth crust slurry with it, resulting in an image of a ridge growing out of spreading plates. It captures the process of magma pushing up and forcing the two plates to diverge.

The back has a continuous band of writing, including what came to me with the material.

See more about the material used, known among geologists as the Kane Fracture Zone, here the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.


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KFZ-9US$16,000.00
Push/Pull and UP Dynamics: 3 Places on Porcelain
Push/Pull and UP Dynamics: 3 Places on Porcelain

9.5" x 1.25"

Exterior's sheer silica-rich pumice mud from Havre Submarine eruption of 2012 is in contrast with front's two samples. Chatter pattern is glazed with earth crust slurry from Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Kane Fracture Zone. Fine grained brown sediment between word band and rim is from an area described to me as the Costs Rican accretionary prism. "Geo-presence" is a word I wrote to rivet myself down in to the uninterpreted evidence of it all. Materials melted on clay.


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FP-5US$425.00
Push ~ Pull ~ Erupt
Push ~ Pull ~ Erupt

6.25" x 2"

Says, "Earth's Mid-Atlantic preading ridge. Havre volcano's pumice mud, subduction friction forces." Chattered area is M.A.R. rock slurry. Area outside the word-band is subduction sediment from Costa Rican area and back silica glaze is from havre's submarine volcano.

Shiny brown and copper green were assembled from refined materials.


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FB-93US$700.00
Opening Windows in Time
Opening Windows in Time

Hanging holder for candles or sage stick . . . and whatever you might try.

Roberto Varga said that his people ".... Burned sage to open up a window into time so that the ancestors and the unborn children could be present."

From east of Virginia, 4,500 meters of water depth.


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OM73US$1,200.00
Where Stonehenge Stones Once Were
Where Stonehenge Stones Once Were

5" x 1.5"

Past glacial motion made this sarsen/glaze from Fyfield Downs. It's the brown glaze that was applied evenly and then, during drying and firing contracted, peeled up and then at high temperature, relaxed back down.

Green glazes assembled from refined materials. Center of sea-glass.


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FB-102US$325.00
Human Stories in Thihs Source
Human Stories in Thihs Source

10" x 3.25"

This material came from amphora that were lifted from Ashkelon Excavations. The sediment is applied thinly on the back and thickly inside the bowl. I sieved some of the mud and fired the granules before placing them in the center of the bowl to be glaze-fired. Rim and foot are glazes assembled from refined materials.


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BL-133US$525.00
Crater Ash From Iceland
Crater Ash From Iceland

6" x 3.5"

The crater ash is the dark speckly glaze. Other glazes from natural deposits and refined materials. The orangey color is a rare event. Click images to largest size and read back image for details.


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ICE-2US$650.00
This Dynamic Planet
This Dynamic Planet

14" x 1.5"

Says: Center of glass and gold framed by Earth crust slurry melted framed by "ALL" layers mixed from north, south, east, west framed by 945' south 17545'west & "Snowball Earth". (Amazing roll of the Snow-Ball earth material as it encroaches but does not overflow onto the writing.)

The back is glazed with the same Lau Basin material whose coordinates are specified on the front.

There is a photo of the piece before firing that shows the center is red glass that turned green in the firing.


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SEA-13Price: US$2,500.00 US$1,500.00