Recently, Lyndall Bensley, Peter Smith and I headed up the M1 to Nerang, Qld to visit the studio of Bill Powell, Crystalline Glaze Meister Extraordinaire!
Bill was showing us his big kiln as that is something that Lyndall Bensley could use in firing her big sculptures.
Peter Smith is also a crystalline glaze artist and was absolutely fascinated to meet Bill – who is by the way, well-known for his glazes around Australia and Internationally.
Man! We couldn’t believe it when we got there! Fabulous crystalline glazed pottery everywhere! Strewn about the yard! And each piece looked like a million bucks to me! Crazy!! Click on small pics to go to a gallery to see pics larger -which you will want to do! These glazes are seriously crazy amazing!
Bill’s glazes are spectacular and his passion for the work and his glazes is amazing. He is so knowledgable about the crystalline glazes, the process and is very free with his information – quite the guy!
He also showed us his set up for photographing his work and the changes that he is making in that process.
Bill also slipcasts his work and the system that he uses is fantastic!
Here are a few more pics of his pots and the gorgeous crystalline glazes!
To learn more about Bill Powell and his work, check out his website: Bill Powell Art & Design
Bill Powell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/billpowellart
Here is a great video showing his expertise in throwing!!!
All in all, it was a great day. Thanks to Bill Powell for being such a gracious host and all around great guy!