Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
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.
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.