Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Crystals by Peter Gregory
Last October at the opening of the Clay and Blogs show in Southern Pines, North Carolina, I had the opportunity to purchase a pottery piece with crystals by Peter Gregory. I love the narrow opening and the soft green striated color of this piece. I didn't post till now because this piece was picked up, wrapped up, and stored by Meredith, thanks Meredith, and thanks to Michele and Jeff, who brought it down here (along with a couple of my pieces which didn't sell in the show), on their way to the NCECA show this past Tuesday.
Something I admire about Peter is his determined testing and perseverance in developing his crystal glazes on various forms. Firing and refiring, tweeking the glaze recipes, even firing crystals in a wood kiln, amazing work. Be sure to check out Peter's work on his blog. Besides admiring Peter's pottery I also admire his willingness to share his knowledge. I am happy to have met Peter through his blog and I hope one day to be able to visit Peter in person in New Zealand. To me crystalline glazes are one of the most mysterious parts of ceramic glaze chemistry. How about you, what do you find the most mysterious part of ceramics? Comments are welcome.