About Crystalline Glaze
Crystalline is a specialist type of glaze where zinc silicate crystals form in the glaze during the kiln firing process. The glaze is mixed using a variety of raw materials, some measured in minute amounts.
The firing process uses a complex schedule with several temperature ramps to create different crystal growth formations. The kiln is fired to maximum temperature of around 1300c (cone 10), and then cooled to specific holding temperatures to allow crystals to form in the glaze. The amount of time held at this temperature contributes to the size of the crystals. Crystals occur randomly in the glaze, making each piece unique.