I am still working on developing a really good black crystalline glaze and I think I am finally getting there! I am a part of this really great online crystalline glaze forum that has helped me along the way. There are a lot of wonderful artists on there who have given me some great tips and pointers. I love seeing their work on there as well. It can definitely be humbling at times to get on there with my questions and images, but I am grateful for the resource! This is my latest test run for black crystalline. I want to keep working on it to get it even more black, but I really love the way this has turned out. It is, however, hard to photograph.
These are also the largest crystals I have ever grown! They are so sweet and the texture is actually really smooth! I want to try this glaze again but increasing the percentage of manganese by a little bit for the next test. I need to try this out on a vertical surface as well. Cool things are going to happen…I hope.