LARGE GOLD CRYSTALLINE VASE
This is a superb example of a large Gold Crystalline Vase. It is as good an example of outstanding pottery as you will ever find. It would be perfect as a center piece for any fine household and would make a most thoughtful gift for someone who appretiates fine art.
Crystalline glazing was first accomplished in Europe in the late 1800's. Gordon Hutchens has spent many years developing his own personal pallet of these glazes. This complicated technique emulates the natural formation of crystals in rock, cooling deep within the earth, though the patterns create many other natural images.
The glaze, containing a high percentage of zinc, along with other coloured menerals, such as titanium, copper, cobalt, nickel, silver and gold, grows natural, spontaneous crystal patterns impossible to duplicate in any other medium.
Hand made on Denman Island in British Columbia. Height 14 inches.