Sacred Urns at Susan Fontaine Pottery

Discounted Ceramic Vase, Crystalline Vase in Handmade, Emerald Crystal Glaze, Porcelain

7 1/2" by 5 1/2" This piece has been discounted 30% due to several surface glaze bubbles at the neck of the vase. It is still a beautiful functional piece! 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 in the glaze. A special "pedastal" must be made for each piece to cthe special crystals to form from the zinc 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. The vase has a clear, interior liner glaze. 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 stand is available in Customizations for $18 read more