Crystal Sea Life Pot


My ‘Crystal Sea Life Pot’ was wheel thrown from high-fire stoneware. The Beautiful finish was created by layering a number of the crystalline glazes I make in the studio. This pot could be used as a plant pot (place the plant in its plastic pot inside it) or it could be used as a utensil holder in the kitchen, or anything else. Originally, the signature had been sanded off but I managed to re-sign it using my trusty dremel! It is food safe.

There are many steps to making crystalline glazed ceramics so it is incredibly time consuming, but I hope you’ll agree that the results are worth the effort! Every piece has a single-use, hand built ‘riser’ and ‘glaze catcher’ dish made to fit it perfectly for the glaze firing. This is necessary as the high gloss crystals need a glaze that flows a lot to develop, and all that flowing glaze has to go somewhere. After the glaze firing, the pieces are removed from the risers and catchers by a number of methods and then the razor edged base needs to be sanded, using 5 different grit sanders until it’s baby-bottom smooth. My crystalline pieces are glaze fired to 1300 degrees celcius over 16.5 hours. They are dishwasher safe, but I recommend to hand wash them to preserve their beauty.


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