The colors come out of the kiln in a swirling pattern of otherworldly shapes.
Orange, blue, green and yellow mix in geodesic patterns, a crystalline sheen bouncing off as each passes through the light. Shaped into snowflake-like patterns, the delicate contrasts look like flowers blooming.
Adam Egenolf has developed the glazes he uses, taking advantage of elements such as copper, cobalt and zinc oxide. Actual crystals grow on the vases, plates and other ceramic pieces he makes, creating an appearance that is unique to his work.
Egenolf has been transfixed by the ways that crystalline glazes add depth and movement to his work since he first encountered it 12 years ago. Now, the Nineveh artist is one of the top crystalline glaze masters in the country.