New animal species, new ocean zone. Where? All that in the same old ocean!

Photos of ceramics, and article interpretation by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA.  If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page.      There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.

The Published News Article


100 species discovered as scientists find new ocean zone

An ocean zone nobody knew existed, which is home to more than 100 new species, has been discovered by Oxford University. The Rariphotic Zone, or rare light zone, extends from 226 feet (130m) to 984ft (300m) and joins five other areas which have distinct biological communities living and growing within them.

So you thought that everything under the sun , or under the waves, have been discovered?In the very same old ocean there is a slice of life that is getting a new name: the rariphotic zone.  Specialization of crustaceans, fishes, sea urchins create a new living environment, and even the string-like black wire coral you can see streaming on the opening frame of the news article.  Pretty neat demonstration of just how little we know of the ocean critters; the rariphotic zone creatures have managed to slip our attention even in well-studied waters like the Bahamas.

Beachfront Pottery Pieces

So, inspired by this piece I asked myself if there is anything hiding in my pottery pieces.  Anything that may be revealed under closer observation.  What you see here are close up photos from my ceramic art pieces.

Crackled Blue Fish 2 – photograph by Robert Kokenyesi


This is a closeup of an experimental piece in the lineage of Deep Sea Scrolls.  This piece was glazed with Laguna Blue and the thickly-flowing glaze crackled during cooling. The photograph demanded a new title.






Ghost Shark II – photograph by Robert Kokenyesi


This is a closeup, may be 25% of a ceramic and paper combination piece.  At a future date I will write a separate blog about this “2nd generation” paper combination pieces.  What remains visible of the ceramic pieces are the protruding ceramic ropes that were stained with watercolor pigment, just like the paper part.  this closeup conveys a more haunting message.



Frozen Creation I – photograph by Robert Kokenyesi


This closeup is off a brand new piece that just got accepted into the “Dreamscapes” exhibit in Greenville, Illinois.  What you see is ceramic starfish covered with white slumped glass.  Two fingers of the starfish are detailed; the white glass sheet cracks after cooling the piece, and then I used blue India Ink to give accent to the network of the cracks.

The photograph demanded a title different from that of the entire ceramic piece.



Inspiration for Future Ceramic Pieces

What I learned from this closeup photography is that there is a new angle to my ceramic art pieces. I will be exploring and marketing this new angle under the name “Kokenyesi Designs”, a new sole proprietorship.   Because the work of “KÖD” is about photography, the products will show up here linked to my ceramic art pieces.


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