PINK CRYSTALLINE PLATE
Magnificent Pink coloured crystalline porcelain plate. Hand made on Denman Island in British Columbia By Gordon Hutchens.
Diameter: ~ 7 inches.
Crystalline glazing was first accomplished in Europe in the late 1800th C. Gordon 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 colourants, such as titanium, copper, cobalt, nickel, silver and gold, grows natural, spontaneous crystal patterns impossible to duplicate.