Wide Rim Vessel #170


Artist Mitch Iburg was recently featured in The New York Times for his “ancient-looking vessels and sculptures .. out of clay that he digs from the earth with his own hands..” Atrio has a select group of his highly sought after pieces including this majestically simple, Vessel No. 170, a wide-rimmed, high shouldered vessel, hand-built of the aforementioned wild clays, sand and minerals which together impart a distinctive granular texture. Veiled in the artist’s signature kaolin clay slip, the oxidized effect is a warm glow, akin to Greek marble. 
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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.


10.75" H x 10" W


Foraged Minnesota Clays, sand, minerals

Care Instructions

Wipe Clean with a dry cloth.

Wide Rim Vessel #170

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