Zinc-Silicate Crystal Shapes

admin | Glaze Research | Saturday, January 5th, 2008

These are secondary crystals shapes which formed in my glazes during the winter of 2007-08. I’d never noticed these in my glazes prior to this time period, and thought that some were faults due to colorant impurities, insufficient sieving of the glaze, etc.

The crystal in reference here is the darker blue one:

Color saturated zinc-silicate crystal

These are some of the first ones I noticed, with mostly perfect triangular shapes –these particular crystals did not show until after the glaze was reduced:

Triangle zinc-silicate secondary crystals

This one is like a kaleidescope. It also reminds me of the water crystals photographed by Dr. Masaru Emoto:

kaleidescope zinc-silicate secondary crystal

These two formed rectangular shapes:

Rectangular zinc-silicate crystal Rectangular zinc-silicate crystal

I’ll be updating with more info and images as they come…

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress | Theme by Roy Tanck