Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I peeked in the kiln
Not good I think I missed the reduction for the shino. Go figure I was trying a slightly lighter reduction cycle in the third firing and I guess I shouldn't have with the shinos this time, you know it always looks worse than you think when you are peeking in the small spy holes and the crack in the door with a flashlight. So I'm trying not to feel too down but times like this make me think all the earthenware electric potters out there got it made and why aren't I doing slipware cuse' I have always loved it? So what's so great about reduction anyway? Well I will see tomorrow I did snatch out a few promising glaze test tiles and that always fun! The rest of the kiln looks good though. And if any of you want a great deal on some pasty gray shino pots with some great slip trailing hey you know were to find them!
Posted by Blaine M. Avery at 8:51 PM