If I had to pick one aspect of ceramics that I am most excited about, it would have to be crystalline glaze development. I get asked a lot if the crystals are painted on, and I can understand why people think that. The idea of a crystal growing on the surface of molten glass that’s heated above 2300F does seem farfetched, but that’s precisely what is happening. The primary crystals are zinc; if you look closely, you can see where the crystal seeded and began to grow.
A beautiful handmade wheel-thrown vase. This piece has been glazed with a crystalline glaze. These random and truly unique crystals are grown on the surface during the firing process.
Color-Blue & White