Cultural Crosscurrents

 

Petroglyph Slab

 

Petroglyph Slab

These pieces are built from thick stoneware slabs, and are intended for the garden. They are carved with depictions of petroglyphs and pictograms from a variety of tribal cultures indigenous to the Pacific Northwest and the desert areas of the Southwest.

 

Tsagaglalal

"She Who Watches" is probably the most famous petroglyph in the Northwest. She is located on a cliff overlooking the Columbia River and Horse Thief State Park in Washington State.

Tsagaglalal
Petroglyph Platter

 

Petroglyph Platter

I make many variations of platters combining petroglyphs from all over the world. They can be hung on a wall (or a tree) or placed horizontally and used as a "Rain Bowl" for your birds and other critters.

 

Viking Vessel

This piece, standing 18 inches tall, started as a thrown wide-mouthed cylinder. I cut away parts of the sides and added some lateral pieces, then sculpted the head and tail that is reminiscent of Viking dragon boats.

Viking Vessel
Viking Boat

 

Viking Boat

This particular piece is a specific abstract depicting a Viking Dragon Boat. It was fired in a wood-fueled anagama kiln, and that environment gives the piece its striking color and power.

 

Viking Boat Jar

This jar could easily be a reliquary for a Viking warrior, or simply stand on its own merit and spirit. One of a series, lids and glazes vary with each interpretation.

Viking Boat Jar
 

Mark Heimann
Lost Mountain Clayworks
PO Box 280
Estacada, Oregon 97023
Phone: (503) 631-8686
Email: mark@lostmountainclayworks.com

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