Gulf of Maine: Two Bays

It began with a gift of many bags, some soupy,  some chunky, some full of shells, and some with stones.  NOW WHAT!  I wonder . . . .Mud in Bag. . . . I looked at the spreadsheets, realizing there were two different bays, Penobscot and Muscongus.  When I saw the words “submerged carbonate beach” I felt like a sea mammal sunning in some shallows without need for breathing air during an afternoon nap.   After opening many bags I decided to brush labeled swatches on a broken plate and fire it:

The Muscongus Bay samples, full of shells, did fire to be different from all the Penobscot Bay samples.

The Muscongus Bay samples, full of shells were lighter in color than all the Penobscot Bay samples.

Sometimes I use them both on one piece:

The character of each mud shows best on porcelain clay.  I use Muscongus Bay inside so if it runs it doesn't drip and weld the pot to the kiln shelf. porcelain clay

The character of each mud shows best on porcelain clay. I use Muscongus Bay inside so if it runs it doesn’t drip and weld the pot to the kiln shelf. porcelain clay.

The spreadsheets:

Spreadsheets from R/V Argo Maine Both Bay

Spreadsheets from R/V Argo Maine Both Bays.

 

 

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