Discovery: Mud to Glaze
Serendipity brought a five gallon bucket of seafloor sediment to my door during a semiannual firing of my gas kiln. Curious, I inserted a glob into a spyhole to see what 2300˚Fahrenheit would do to it. Slideshow shows stages of developing ideas to my livelihood. From 1996 to 2016, I glazed pots with muds that researchers collected from the seafloor and drilled from rocks. Each sample a story, another version of itself, a window into Earth's processes.