Round Vessel #20


Recognized by the NYT for his geologic integrity, artist Mitch Iburg has skillfully crafted a sturdy rounded vessel with a sleek straight lip, showcasing his mastery of form and material. The captivating richness of its patina is achieved through meticulously layered kaolinitic and iron-rich clay, resulting in unparalleled depth and texture. Atrio proudly presents a curated selection of Iburg’s sustainable artistry, each piece a testament to his commitment to both craftsmanship and environmental consciousness. For optimal functionality, the artist recommends inserting a glass into each vessel. Given to the natural composition of the foraged clay, which may contain excess sand, it isn’t always waterproof. This simple precaution ensures the vessel’s preservation.
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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.


9.5" H x 11" W x 11.5" D


Foraged clay, sand and stone, finished with layers of kaolinitic and iron rich clay slips.

Care Instructions

Wipe Clean with a dry cloth.

Round Vessel #20

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