Kevin, my big monster was fired in a cone 6 glaze kiln a few days ago. As I was shutting that huge metal door behind him, I felt like a mother sending her child off on the school bus for their first day of kindergarden. I was nervous, but I knew he had to go. Then, two days later when I opened the kiln door, I saw this. Kevin did not survive.
As the clay shrunk, it shrunk away from its self in some areas. When I build another piece like this I will be using Raku clay, which is much heartier than stoneware. Obviously I’m disappointed that it didn’t work, but it was a learning experience and I just have to think of it as a test run of things to come.
Thanks for looking!