A truly intriguing and unique stoneware tray for decoration and serving.
Surprise someone (or why not even yourself) with this handmade crystalline glazed tray.
The tray is approx 31 cm / 11 inch in diameter.
These fascinating crystalline glazes are complicated and intriguing to achieve. It is a unique process in which certain conditions in the firing enable the growth of crystal structures in the glaze. The kiln is fired to 1260c. and cooled very slowly.
No tray is ever the same neither in its exact color or shades as one never knows how the crystalline glaze will turn out.
About the artist: Shulamit Millar
Shulamit Millar studied Archeology and History of Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed her ceramics studies at the Tel-Hai college under the instruction of renown artist Dalia Wessik. Nowadays Shulamit works at her own studio in Givataim, and teaches pottery at various positions, among others- at the Tel-Aviv Museum or Art. Shulamit’s work is exhibited in museums around the world as well as private collections. In her work she underlines the "poetic" side of pottery, harmony between texture, color heat and cold all encapsulated in her unique style using crystalline formations and volcanic glazes.
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CRYSTALLINE GLAZES - Truely One-Of-A-Kind
CRYSTALLINE GLAZES truly present an artistic wedding of chemistry and nature. Although difficult to produce, the rewards can be great. Glaze crystals spontaneously form and grow in the molten glazes while the pieces are cooling in the kiln. The size and shape of the crystal is somewhat controllable through experience and careful attention to the firing cycle. However the placement and number of crystals is not, meaning that each piece is truely one-of-a-kind.
Only once the firing cycle is completed can you really judge its success. This comes with extensive record-keeping, experience, observation, and attention to details.
About Crystalline Glazes
These fascinating glazes are complicated and intriguing to achieve. It’s a unique process in which certain conditions in the firing enable
the growth of crystal structures in the glaze.
The kiln is fired to 1260c. And cooled very slowly.
Crystalline glazes were discovered during the 19th century and due to it’s complexity it was used in a limited way. In the last 40 years studio potters started to research and work with these glazes.