Techniques used: forming and firing.
Working time: approximately 4 hours.
This plate is made from a native, crude earthenware harvested in the redwood forest near Mendocino in California.
Part of Mitch Iburg’s series that focuses on the capacity for a natural material to convey a sense of terroir – the inimitable characteristics of environment, climate, and geological history which produce its unique identity. The pieces reflect this concept on a very literal level by referencing the mountain range where the clay was collected. Each plate possesses a unique topography and sense of landscape which encourages a dialogue between micro and macro environments. Each plate’s topography influences the plating decisions, thus engaging in an unspoken collaboration.
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