I unloaded a glaze fire this morning.
yarn holder bobbin bowls
mason stain and new glazes
credit card acceptance signs that I never actually intended to sell
tiles and a plate
mugs and another yarn holder bobbin bowl
In talking with other ceramists both locally and on-line (the people at Election Cone 6 & Other Ways with Clay are great), I've heard that my process is anywhere between unusual and wrong. Looking at the glazes in this firing, I can see quite clearly that my glazes sit on top of the clay and are not absorbed. In the coming weeks, I plan to run a low-fire bisque for my stoneware to see how I feel about the difference. My kiln is small enough that I've had to extend to two bisque and two glaze firings each month, and it is easy enough to make those separate stoneware and porcelain batches.
Always learning and growing!
my shop: The Delicion