Wide Rim Vessel #502


Vessel No. 502 is a classically-minded diamond ovoid vessel with a flat bottom and hand-built, raw lip, and is constructed of foraged Minessota clay and finished in Mitch Iburg's now-signature kaolinitic white slip, a slip that allows the texture and "weave"of the natural resources within to be subtly revealed. Using local foraged Minnesota clays, stones and minerals and finished with glazes and raw slips, each Iburg ceramic exempifies the art of form but is also built on an ecologically conscious foundation.
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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.


11" H x 10.5 W


Foraged Minnesota Clays, sand, minerals

Care Instructions

Wipe Clean with a dry cloth.

Wide Rim Vessel #502

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8888 Washington Blvd, Suite 100
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