Galapagos

“Northern Galápagos Seamounts”

LEFT: 1° 52.96′ North 91° 16.96′ West, 1600 meters depth. RIGHT: 0° 47.21′ North 90° 54.09′ West, 1942 meters depth.

As you see caps up raw sediment above, so different from each other, you can compare them to the fired versions on this urn.

As you see raw sediments above, compare them to the fired versions on this urn.

To this artist, what could be better than being offered a challenge such as this one: the geologist who gave me these samples married a couple on Wolf Island.  His email requesting I create a commission using a map of the area as well as finished outcome is below.

wolf island copy

 

wolf island detail2 alphaed copy wolf island bowl whole copy

These show the first fired tests of the sediments and the marine geologist hauling a sample.

If you’d like, see these melted into glazes on stoneware and porcelain clay pots.

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