Lisa Zolandz

Crystalline and Iridescent Ceramics 

Manassas, VA

 

"Creating objects of beauty through an exploration of form and the boundaries of glaze chemistry. My work begins in the glaze lab, where I systematically approach experimentation with glaze chemistry to develop crystalline and iridescent glazes. The combination of small changes in the chemical makeup of my glazes and minor variations in the firing process drives my process. While the research will never be complete, I have a palette of glazes that I developed through thousands of considered tests. With the glazes in mind, I sit down at the potter's wheel to create porcelain vessels with a simple elegance. Round, fluid forms are my favorite canvas to showcase glaze and vessel."