Float Blue Glaze

Float Blue glaze has been the most popular of the glazes I’ve used. I find the variety of vibrant colors within the glaze quite interesting. As you’ll see in all of the pieces in this post, something as simple as a little texture or whether it’s geometric or more angular changes the way the color manifests.

I was unable to find much in the way of history on this glaze which makes me think it’s one that’s been developed within the last century if not the last 50-30 years.


Jun Ware

Jun Ware also has a deep rich history, originating in China in the first century. It typically shows as a brilliant sky blue and a bit thicker than most glazes which allows for some really interesting possibilities for controlled (or uncontrolled) drips. If you’d like to read more on Jun Ware, you can find great resources here: http://gotheborg.com/glossary/jun.shtml and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_ware

Gold Klinesville

I find that there is great variance within just one glaze so I’ll post groupings based on glaze treatment for the next few days.

Here you see pieces glazed with cone 6 Gold Klinesville.

Ironstone Box

Today is the day! If you are in Columbus, Ohio, I hope to see you at the Winter Flea at Strongwater, 400 West Rich Street, 43215, 12 – 5 pm.

1″ box finished with the Ironstone glaze on the outside and Sumiko’s white on the inside.

This is my new favorite! I find I gravitate to the smaller pieces with lovely understated flourishes.

Production Mode

Sometimes it’s helpful when trying to comprehend the amount of work going into forming these vessels for one to see the “underbelly” of the production beast.