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Hooray! I guessed right on the amount of glass! I think the problem with the chicken (rooster, actually) in “Ooops!” below is that I forgot to take into account that the rooster would displace a good bit of glass! Something to learn from every firing!read more
I must have been a bit over generous with the glass on this one. I am thinking that this is a bas relief that comes with its own wall! It is permanently attached to its kiln shelf. Maybe an interesting garden piece?read more
In recent years, I have been having trouble with cracking because both the mortar and the pestle are a bit hefty. I switched to a more open body clay, and so far, no disasters. Note the toasty color of the clay. As well the clay body is a bit coarse. This will give more bite to the grinding surfaces.read more