Tall Vessel #5


In this handcrafted vessel, Mitch Iburg skillfully channels the earth's geological narrative, finished with layers of ash glaze and kaolinitic clay slips. This homage to creative tradition and natural materials embodies Iburg's commitment to sustainability and artistry. Atrio offers a curated collection of Iburg’s work to share both beauty and geological history. For optimum utility, the artist suggests placing a glass inside the vessel as foraged clay can contain excess sand, making it not entirely waterproof.
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Handmade in Minnesota

The Brand

Mitch Iburg’s studio practice is influenced by the earth’s geological record - specifically, as a manifestation of its ability to remember, rewrite, and inevitably forget the history through which it was formed. Translating this concept into his work by using foraged clays, stones, fossils, and glacial debris as tools for re-framing the volcanic eruptions, ancient seas, and ice sheets that have shaped the landscapes around him. Researching the diversity of Minnesota’s geological past has inspired a way of making that both embraces and challenges conventional ceramic traditions. In an effort to promote various materials along a spectrum of art forms, Mitch’s work frequently shifts between vessel, sculpture, and two-dimensional formats. Each body of work conveys a unique dialect within the larger language of geological history. Collectively, he views each series as a specific resolution to the tension between artistic intent, ceramic tradition, and the intrinsic properties of natural materials.


6.5" H x 5" W


Foraged clay, sand and stone, finished with layers of ash glaze and kaolinitic clay slips.

Care Instructions

Wipe Clean with a dry cloth.

Tall Vessel #5

Pickup available, usually ready in 3-4 hours

Atrio Los Angeles
8888 Washington Blvd, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90232