Wide Rim Vessel #806


Vessel No. 806 is an open-mouthed hand-built classical ovoid vessel with a collared rim. The stunningly rich visual texture is achieved with very, very sheer coats of Iburg's signature kaolinitic white slip which allows for the inner earth to be seen within; fired in an oxidation kiln. It is no wonder his works typically sell out immediately upon release; Atrio is grateful to be able to share a particularly discerning selection with our audience.
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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.


14.5" H x 12" W


Foraged Minnesota Clays, sand, minerals

Care Instructions

Wipe Clean with a dry cloth.

Wide Rim Vessel #806

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