Updated: Jun 27, 2020
The images in the Crystal series are extreme close up photographs of chinaware that I’ve re-glazed and repainted.
I’ve been working on this series for over 25 years.
I select plates that have designs on them and then apply a crackle glaze and vibrant, colored paints, which give them extraordinary textures and colors. They are less than an inch across and are extremely fragile due to my unusual process.
The tiny designs break down and flake away just days later, but with care, my photographs allow their brief but beautiful lives to be captured forever.
I've been working on them lately - here are two I really like!
Songs of Light