Saturday, January 24, 2009
We finished up the test soda firing last night and cracked it open the next day. The nice thing about the kiln size is that it cools fast!
I'm feeling crazy for crazing! I did a series of tests on the honey colored glaze below to try to get it from crazing so badly. I tried some varied tests by increasing the levels of silica, lithium, and spodumene. Only, the problem is, even though I did something different to each tile, they look all the same! They are all crazing now because of the soda hitting them. So does this mean I can't win?
I'll have to try further testing because this could work fine inside a bowl where it doesn't get hit with as much soda. I definitely like the color so when I did this test I kept that variable the same.
On with the craziness!