I am a full time art teacher in the triad of North Carolina. In my spare time (and when it is warm enough), I work on primarily wheel thrown ceramics in my home studio.
I was introduced to crystalline glazes in an undergraduate class in Baltimore, Maryland. My crystalline ware is mid-fire (cone 6) so not to use as much energy as the high fire variety (you could consider that “green” crystalline, if you like). I try to achieve the same results as the high fire macro-crystalline. I mix all my own crystalline glazes, based on high-fire recipes and adapted to Cone 6 Oxidation firing for my kiln. After it reaches its peak temperature, the glaze firing is flashed cooled and held for several hours to allow for the growth of crystals in the still-molten glaze. The nature of the crystalline glaze process means every piece is truly one-of-a-kind. I eagerly anticipate the results of each…
- Joined December 29, 2009