Crackling occurs when the glaze does not fit the clay body of the ware correctly, causing it to fracture into beautiful linear patterns, covering the entire surface of the glazed piece. Available in two colourways, Black and Grey Crackle will add texture and nuance to casual and contemporary food presentations and is aesthetically compatible with both plain white and many of our craft inspired ranges. Design Inspiration Crackle patterns have a long and distinguished history going back millennia. Their origins can be found in the very earliest examples of glazed pottery. Ancient oriental potters delighted in this effect and sought to maximise it by either rubbing coloured ink into the gaps caused by the crackle, or alternatively, leaving the ware submerged in sewers for many months and letting the ooze do the work.