clay earth research project is an extension of hayley's ceramic art work. the name is inspired by the unfolding of her research into wild clays and geospatial data visualization of clay in upstate new york. it is currently a work in progress.

soil textural chart from united states department of agriculture's natural resource conservation service (USDA-NRCS)

wild clay research in upstate new york

the interactive map below shows the clay percentages of soil in several counties in the hudson valley region of upstate new york. based on the soil textural chart above, soil compsition must be 40% or more of clay texture to be considered clay--and that's what we want when we're digging for useable clay. this map works best on desktop browsers!