Here are the results of the agate Yunomis. One of the clays, the darkest I used, could not reach the temperature that I fired these cups to. The dark clay bloated. I should of known this because in previous use, a very long time ago, the dark clay was obviously riding the edge. Luckily I did not fire them all at once, and I now have quite a few pieces too develop a lower temperature glaze for.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
A Pox on my Agate Yunomis
O.K. I have been called out by the blog master himself, Michael Kline. My agate ware experiment, of which I was highly confident in a successful outcome, humbled me mercilessly. It is one thing to feel confident in private, but to share that confidence upfront as a blogger to the world is a little too revealing. And then to get caught in a cover up....thanks Michael. Because the agate post was a while back, the temptation to ignore the outcome was easy for us to do. But oh no, people actaully do read this and remember.