SacredUrnsEtc by Susan Fontaine Pottery

Handmade Ceramic Vase, Crystalline Pottery, Cobalt Blue and White Crystal Glaze on Porcelain

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Handmade Ceramic Vase, Crystalline Pottery, Cobalt Blue and White Crystal Glaze on Porcelain

Vase measures 8 3/4" by 5 1/4" I threw this vase on the wheel and carved the rim to look like a flower opening. Crystalline glazing is a particularly beautiful but equally involved process. The pieces are brought to a high temperature quickly in the kiln and then soaked at a slightly lower temperature to allow for the special crystals to form from the zinc "seeds" in the glaze. A special "pedastal" must be made for each piece to catch the glaze as it runs down the vseeds" in the glaze. A special "pedastal" must be made for each piece to catch the glaze as it runs down the vase. Then the vase must be carefully (the vase can be easily broken at this point) separated from the pedastal and then the foot is ground smooth. These glazes are lead-free and non-toxic. Each vase has a clear, interior liner glaze. Crystals sparkle like snowflakes when displayed in natural or under bright lights. Every item displayed is ready to ship. Each crystalline piece is unique and cannot be duplicated. The exact same glaze and firing schedule will produce varying crystals from piece to piece! Wooden bases used to display vases may be purchased separately for $18 read more