It kind of sucks when a perfectly good brainstorm doesn’t pan out… kind of makes you feel like Wile E. Coyote. At least life is dramatic when you’re over the cliffs edge.
The large canisters didn’t work out as planned. Sintering to 016 didn’t work out well, and the base glaze didn’t “grab” the clay body well and I think that switching out the zarcopax with tin oxide changed the refractory properties of my whiteliner, (I’ve been suspecting this for a while, but now I’m gonna do a real test). Whatever…. If the glazes didn’t crawl on the lids as bad as they did, I could learn to live with the results. Despite all that I learned this time through, this experiment is chalked up as a thumbs down.

On a side note… this summers hallmark sprigg is really starting to grow on me. It’s helping me mark this summer’s work where I’m trying to learn to play it “safe” with at least a 3/4ths of what’s going into the kiln. I’m still realizing that my grasp on what’s actually “safe” may not be what I’m actually hoping for… or more importantly what I need, but hey, I’m still falling forward.

Licks, Love, & Luck…
Wile E. Coyote


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