Many consider the Iridescent glaze to be Pewabic's most important contribution to ceramic art. Through trial, error, and sheer persistence, Mary Chase Perry Stratton developed her first successful Iridescent glaze in 1906. Establishing the formula and stabilizing the firing process took another three years.
Today our Iridescent pieces are fired somewhat similarly, though with safer materials. It requires a third firing and a process called fuming, when vegetable oil is injected into the kiln to create the extraordinary one-of-a-kind effects.
This process produces a wide range of stunning results. Our Matte Green Iridescent glaze ranges from matte to high luster in shades of blue and green. Our Blush Iridescent glaze ranges from a metallic milky gold to blushing tones of pink and orange reminiscent of a sunset.
Our biggest selection of iridescent tiles and vases available for purchase can be found in store.