Kettle Hole Vessel #807


This deceptively simple Kettle Hole Vessel No. 807 by renowned contemporary ceramics artist, Mitch Iburg, is hand-built of self-foraged Minnesota iron-rich clays and other locally found sand & minerals; and finished with Iburg’s signature porcelain kaolin glaze. Eco-consciously wood-fired to 2200 F, the resulting oxidized effect is a distillation of thousands of years of ceramics creation, one that uses earthly materials to echo our moon, fellow planets and far beyond. Handsigned
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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.


8" H x 9" W


Foraged Minnesota Clays, sand, minerals

Care Instructions

Wipe Clean with a dry cloth.

Kettle Hole Vessel #807

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