Rookwood Pottery Flowing Glaze

“Translucent” is one adjective used to describe the Rookwood Pottery Flowing Glaze finish. It’s rich, glossy and doesn’t overwhelm the piece. It incorporated many colors and while they were allowed to flow together (hence, “Flowing Glaze”), one color never overwhelmed the other – they co-existed in glorious and beautiful harmony.

Interestingly enough, there were those pieces where the glazes covered the hand painted images in their entirety, though the end result was always worth the sacrifice. This particular Rookwood Pottery glaze was used “officially” between 1897 and 1901 though some historians believe it could have been used as late as 1904. This reasoning comes from the showing of the glaze line during the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which was held in St. Louis.

One reason many collectors appreciate lines such as this is because there is virtually no way to duplicate a previous effort. Each is its own unique masterpiece. Another reason is because of the short time duration it was used. It’s been suggested it was influenced by Asian trends, which sounds reasonable. There’s no denying the dramatic effects and the glossy look only adds to the depth.

Another lovely Rookwood Pottery glaze is found in the Pink Tinted glaze line. A bit more feminine, and absolutely stunning, the pinks and even deep plums certainly hold their own next to the Flowing Glaze. Regardless of which of the glaze lines you’re drawn to, it’s not until you hold it in your hands and see the detailing and artistry that no photo can ever do justice to. The textures, the way they easily meld together – it’s truly an experience.

Be sure to visit the Just Art Pottery Rookwood Pottery page for more of these beautiful glaze lines. If you’re new to Rookwood Pottery, it’s certainly going to become one of your favorites due to its versatility and flowing elements. Also, check our new arrivals page too. This is where you’ll find those recently added Rookwood pieces.

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