Okay, what happened? Was there something in my Orange Tang? hehe. A new life form.
Handbuilt stoneware clay. Single fire, meaning the formed clay is air dried over a week or so, then glazed with a heavy coat of crystal glaze, then fired once to 2200F (between cone 5-6); and what happens, happens.
This stoneware clay is supposed to be fired at 1830F-1915F (cone 04-05).
But the crystal glaze needs to fire at 2200F to flow, in fact, could be fired at 2300F. At the higher glazing temperature the stoneware clay tends to distort. I like the effect. The two different glazes; lighter shade on the front, darker on the back. Burnt and stained wood base.
Fine art decor.
16″ tall, 3lbs.
Artist: Gordon L. Christensen