SOLD – Deichmann – Dish – Mineral Glaze
Erica & Kjeld Deichmann
Mineral Glaze, No 3
3” square x 1 1/8” high
Deichmann Pottery dish in a combination of glazes, possible one of the experimentals, made by Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, New Brunswick.
The rounded shallow form has compressed squared sides with a basic “raw” glaze around the exterior bringing through the colour and texture of the natural clay. The rim is covered with a standard darker glossy glaze and the interior with a contrasting light tan.
It’s the well that brings this dish to life and highlights the success they experienced through glaze experiments (over 3,500 hundred different glaze tests). The white and blue glazes are pooled ¼” deep and crystallized during the firing process to form a mineral effect. The lines of the cracklure, transparency, and colour variations are as abstract as they are organic, authentically uniting the principles of pottery from the primitive to modern.
Or as Kjeld puts it:.
“Working as we do with the elements of the ancients – Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, the possibilities for creative and technical experimentation are infinite… Our approach to our work is an attempt to capture and express the abstract in line, colour, texture, and shape.” ~ Kjeld Deichmann
“The real craftsman is essentially an experimenter who dislikes repeating himself. He is happiest when he is creating fresh designs and finding new ways of expressing old truths.”