Dinner for Twelve

Twelve dinner plates and twelve lunch plates all to be glazed in Black Crystalline:  that was the commission I received from my Aunt and Uncle.  I told them I didn’t have a black crystalline glaze and I had read it can be a tricky one to figure out.  They said, “we can wait, I am sure you can figure it out”.  I appreciate the confidence and the patience!  I am actually excited to experiment creating this new glaze.  Nothing like a little chemistry, right?  I have yet to actually test fire anything for this glaze, but I have come up with a few different recipes and variations of them to give it a go.  Once I fire those tests, I will be able to make any adjustments needed and try for other tests before coming up with one that will work well.  I am aiming to achieve silvery gray crystals against a deep black background.  It will look awesome if it comes out that way.  I have seen just a couple of potters who specialize in crystalline glazing achieve this glaze.  It is so stunning.  I am hoping to mix and test this glaze by next week.  I will definitely be sure to share my results with you.  As far as the plates go, all twelve lunch plates have been thrown, trimmed and bisque fired.  The dinner plates are all thrown and waiting to be trimmed and then bisque fired.  They are coming along nicely.  I would like to have them completely glazed and finished by the end of the month.  That of course depends on my glaze!

Dinner plates drying out on the racks

Lunch Plates right out of the kiln

 

 

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  • Andrew

    Looking forward to seeing this black-silver glaze! I’m sure it will make an amazing, unique set of dish ware. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    Looking forward to seeing this black-silver glaze! I’m sure it will make an amazing, unique set of dish ware. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Beautiful work. Your plates all look so uniform in thickness and diameter. I know that’s not an easy feat.ReplyCancel

    • Thanks, Mom. I feel it has taken me a while to get to this point, but it makes me proud to see them in a uniform stack like that!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Beautiful work. Your plates all look so uniform in thickness and diameter. I know that’s not an easy feat.ReplyCancel

    • Thanks, Mom. I feel it has taken me a while to get to this point, but it makes me proud to see them in a uniform stack like that!ReplyCancel

  • Sydney

    I am so excited! I have such a dream of ordering pottery from you when I get married rather than registering for something at a department store. I can NOT wait to see the results of this new glaze you’re trying!ReplyCancel

  • Sydney

    I am so excited! I have such a dream of ordering pottery from you when I get married rather than registering for something at a department store. I can NOT wait to see the results of this new glaze you’re trying!ReplyCancel

  • Maran Sady

    How exciting! Don’t do anything to upset my new great neice/nephew though (chemistry scares me) We’ll be happy whenever they get finished, oh and delivered.ReplyCancel

    • I will be careful Uncle Maran! 🙂 I pretty much wear a hazmat mask when I mix glazes! Can’t wait to deliver them too!ReplyCancel

  • Maran Sady

    How exciting! Don’t do anything to upset my new great neice/nephew though (chemistry scares me) We’ll be happy whenever they get finished, oh and delivered.ReplyCancel

    • I will be careful Uncle Maran! 🙂 I pretty much wear a hazmat mask when I mix glazes! Can’t wait to deliver them too!ReplyCancel

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