Mountain Plate

Mitch Iburg


This plate is made from wild clay harvested in the redwood forest near Mendocino in California’s Coast Range Mountains.

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.

In stock



Techniques used: forming and firing.

Working time: approximately 4 hours.

Dimensions: 19.5 x 19.5 x 4 cm