Wheel Thrown Forms
This series of ice crackle glazed vessels is wheel thrown using a dark stoneware or porcelain body. The neck of some pieces has had a black slip applied prior to firing. When the slip is applied under the glaze it creates a blue tone in the ice crackle. The glaze has a striking three dimensional quality with what appear to be scales cascading down into the depths of this transparent glaze.
Ice Crackle Glaze
The ice crackle glaze is known by several names such as snowflake crackle and fish scale glaze, which is an indication of its broad appeal. To achieve this surface the pieces were fired to 1300° centigrade in a reducing atmosphere in a gas kiln.