Platters and Wall Pieces
Burn Sage to Open a Window In Time
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."
Read the back image.From east of Virginia, 4,500 meters of water depth.
Earth's Pushing & Pulling
"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.
Mid-Atlantic Spreading Ridge
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.
From a Seasonal Pool in Antarctica
While I glazed the sound of the word "polynya" (Russian for pool) kept rolling off my mouth in the various dialects I imagined from my Russian ancestors. Read scientist's words about the feeding frenzy of sea mammals at this polynya.
Chopping the seaglass, picking the right brush, and every other movement I make while glazing -- all seem to set loose some grace that pleases me. Why should it not be beautiful? This brown sediment glaze from a seasonal pool in Antarctica is what potter's call a "saturated iron" glaze. Center is copper green glaze framed by blue sea glass. White matte and lavender rim assembled from refined materials.
SOLD : Dinosaur-Killing Cloud of Extraterrestrial . . .
14" wide x 2.5" high- $3200
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. Where it settled is called the Cretacious-Tertiary Boundary aka the K-T Band.
Lavender glaze assembled from refined materials, used thickly and thinly on front and back. Seaglass center.
Glacier Bay Alaska — Four Inlets
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 of Muir, McBride, John Hopkins and Reid.
Woods Hole Oak Tree Ash on Gritty Stoneware
Made for bonsai growing but useful in other ways. Very direct handling of clay with marks left of process — good for people who track Maker's handling of materials.
Reverse Fried Ice Cream — Ice at Equator 650 Million Years Ago
Says: Center of glass and framed by Earth Crust slurry (made bricks during firing) melted framed by "ALL" layers mixed from north, south, east, west framed by 9°45' south 175°45' west & "Snowball Earth". (Amazing roll of the SnowBall 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.
Mid-Atlantic Ridge Above & Below Sea Level
New Zealand & Woods Hole ~ Spreading & Colliding
Across continents, across time zones, the world upside-down, two cohorts find each other and co-create; his form, her glazes. Earth's glazes -- Gaia's glazes. Mid-Atlantic Ridge rock and accretionary prism sediment from Costa Rican area. Thanks to Brian Gartside.
Eel Grass Sea Glass & Off Martha's Vineyard
South of Martha's Vineyard is this area known as "Mud Patch" where the sea-bed contains fine-grained sand, applied here and swiped with a wooden stick to reveal thick and thin evidence. Area surrounding words has wisps of eel grass and the salty blush it leaves as a trace around the glaze from it's ash. Glass center. Shiny interior glaze is from land-based clay and wood ash.