- It can be caused by temperature and humidity changes. For example if you move from New Orleans (the city in the US with the highest humidity level) to Arizona (where it is dryer than a popcorn fart)!
- It can be caused from moisture damage (if you used a piece as a planter).
- It can be caused from being bumped and moved around a lot (in storage, etc.)
- It generally happens with age though, that’s why you see vintage and antique items with crazing more often than new items. Much like humans with wrinkles developing as we age, pottery develops these crazing “wrinkles” as it ages.
I think most people don't care for it simply because every piece I have bought has been priced SO low! Not one of these pieces cost me more than $1.00!!
So, I'll be curious to hear your opinion :o)
This is the backside... obviously the moisture has really gotten into the crazing lines on this piece!