Vermont ceramic artist Jean Meinhardt uses a porcelain clay body for both her thrown work and casting slip. This works well as a clear palette to bring out the lustrousness of the glazes.
Each piece is fired to a temperature of 2200°f. During the long firing and cooling cycle, chemicals interact in the glaze creating the iridescent surface and lightning bolt patterns. These glazes are very responsive to changes in light. In direct light, they have a deep saturated color, while indirect light brings out their iridescence and metallic quality.
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