Wide Rim Vessel #802


This tall open-mouthed Vessel No. 802 is a stunning showcase piece by Artist Mitch Iburg. Made of wild iron-rich Minnesota clay and crushed stone and oxidation-fired; the resulting vessel with its fine visible cracking and complex texture reads like a map of the midnight sky. Iburg, a modern ceramicist working out of his own Studio Alluvium in St. Paul Minnesota is in an ongoing pursuit of what the earth is comprised of ... and what that can reveal about itself and ultimately ourselves.
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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.


13" H x 10" W


Foraged Minnesota Clays, sand, minerals

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Wipe Clean with a dry cloth.

Wide Rim Vessel #802

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