My little Celadon Tea Pot is getting his first fracture, isn't it cute? He,s becoming a toddler. No really, the fracturing and cracking of the glaze is what Celadon is known and admired for. It will eventually become covered in small and large cracks creating a kind of spider web appearance. In some ways it,s disconcerting but that,s just what Celadon does. So if you cant stand the idea of your brand new tea ware cracking then stay away from Celadon.
Above are two more examples of Celadon that I,ve had for a while and the cracking is pretty well done it,s thing. One is a small "Monks Bowl" teacup that has the larger sized cracks. The other is a fair cup that is covered in tiny fractures. I think it varies from piece to piece with no real predictability as to which type of fracturing might take place.
note: to get a better look just click the pics.