Grad School Year 2

Polygon Dessert Plates
Polygon Dessert Plates

Cone 10 Celadon, Slipcast Porcelain Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Teapot, Cups
Teapot, Cups

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Sake Bottle, Cups
Sake Bottle, Cups

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Berry Colander
Berry Colander

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Small Polygon Tray
Small Polygon Tray

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Gin and Tonic Cups
Gin and Tonic Cups

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Oilspot Plate
Oilspot Plate

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Oilspot Bowls
Oilspot Bowls

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Polygon Dessert Plates
Polygon Dessert Plates

Photo Credit: Andrew McAllister

Teapots
Teapots
Purple Mn Saturate Glaze
Purple Mn Saturate Glaze
Mn Iridescent
Mn Iridescent
Iridescent Oilspot
Iridescent Oilspot
Golden Oilspot
Golden Oilspot
Galactic Gold Tile
Galactic Gold Tile
Rainbow Iridescent Mn Crystals
Rainbow Iridescent Mn Crystals
Galactic Gold Mn Saturate
Galactic Gold Mn Saturate
Gold Mn Saturate
Gold Mn Saturate
Iridescent Basalt Fired 9 Ways
Iridescent Basalt Fired 9 Ways

This piece was largely an investigation into various firing and cooling conditions of a particular type of iridescent basalt lava rock found near Sid Butte, Idaho (pictured center). I speculated that I could re-heat this material and reproduce iridescent surfaces in a reduction cooling atmosphere. I started by milling this basalt into a glaze material, and then applying it 8" tiles. Each tile is the product of a distinct firing and cooling cycle. Iridescence was indeed found!

Iridescent Basalt Fired 9 Ways
Iridescent Basalt Fired 9 Ways

Tiles 8" Ea