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Friday, September 4, 2009
So, I realize that I am new to the world of making "bigger" pots... and with that there is certainly some loss expected. However, I have had three bisque firings with these big shallow bowls in them and about 50%-60% of them have ended up just like this. I found this poor pot all blown to bits this morning. Now, to the naked eye, this one was 100% bone dry when it went in to the kiln. It had been on my shelf for over a week drying. I also did a 3 hour rise and preheat under 180 degrees. What am I doing wrong? Could they still be wet? Do you have to preheat longer for bigger pots? Could it be the form itself? Ar there others out there that make big forms that could assist? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.