Halibut is a bottom feeding fish, similar to a flounder. They start out looking normal, but the eye muscles will move one eye over a bit, and after a life time of swimming sideways along the sea bottom, it kind of appears to have both eyes on one side. Also the top side is a gray/green while the bottom side is white. Most halibut will be under 40 lb. with the record being over 400 lb.
On the backside of the tile image above, the date constantly changes. Pretty much everything I make sells in the same year that I make it. The main ingredient in my tile clay is the Bootlegger Cove Clay, and it is the clay formation underlying all of Anchorage at varying thicknesses and depths.
The “Silver Hand Artist” stamp on the backside means I’m registered with the state of Alaska as a native Alaskan artist.