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John Dermer (Australian:1949) - Salt glaze porcelain http://www.johndermer.com.au/
My ceramic works are made on a pottery wheel out of porcelain and fired with crystalline glazes. Through chemistry and a very specific firing schedule I am able to grow two dimensional crystals on the surface of the pots. The forms are usually swelled out vessels with narrow openings, giving the glaze on the pots a smooth and beautiful field on which to grow the crystals. I push the clay to right to the brink of failure in order to create pots that stretch from narrow to wide. The obj...