Reticulation Glazed Pottery

Pottery with reticulation glaze.

These are fired to cone 10 in a natural gas fueled kiln.  I apply a slip (either black or blue) to the greenware and then dip or pour the reticulation glaze over the pot.  The reticulation glaze begins to shrink as it drys and continues to shrink and pull away from itself as it is heated in the kiln. The thicker I apply it the larger the crackle effect; it desiccates like a dry lakebed in the desert.  Some are natural stoneware with no slip to color the clay.

Ceramic art and 1/12 scale Miniatures by Troy Schmidt