[Clayart] Great Pottery throw down/ mending big lamp base w/ glaze

Snail Scott claywork at flying-snail.com
Fri Jan 28 18:39:00 UTC 2022

> On Jan 27, 2022, at 3:56 PM, Carolyn Curran <cncpots2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...A lot of kiln accidents on the show...I wonder if they time the drying
> of big pots too quickly to make for more dramatic show....If I  were  the
> pro in charge of firing,  I would preheat the hell out of the   kiln load…

I cannot imagine they think it is more appealing this way. None of that stuff should have blown up with an adequate candling phase, even if it were still damp when loaded. We also see a great many cracks induced by too-rapid drying.  I am sure there are time constraints for filming, but an extra four or so hours of candling would have prevented nearly all the steam explosions we have seen.


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