Galaxy crystal bow

Picture of an unusual bowl

December 2020


This bowl is an exploration of a very geometric shape combined with a crystal glaze that breaks the shape austerity.

Straight walls and cylinder forms are appealing to me for their simplicity and aesthetic. Made with off-white Staffordshire clay, the bowl was turned on a bat on the wheel, then trimmed and decorated inside with a granite slip from Bath Potters.

After being bisque fired at 1,060o Celsius, the piece was decorated outside with a mate off-white glaze prepared in my studio following a recipe from Linda Bloomfield’s glaze course and inside with a crystal glaze Galaxy from Mayco Colors. The second firing was done at 1,240o Celsius.

The mate off-white glaze works fine on stoneware clay and gives a nice finish.

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