John Britt wrote on his book The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes (Lark Crafts, 2004) that "... all art disciplines had control over their materials - except for the art of ceramics."
When I put my pieces into the kiln, I never know how it will come out. Will the body warp, will the glaze run or will it even come out in one piece? I have nightmares waiting for my pieces to come out of the kiln!
But last week, I had an even bigger surprise. Even before the piece went into the kiln, disaster happened. My piece broke into many pieces as it was drying in the shelves waiting to be bisque fired. Ah, how I love the surprises ceramics bring.
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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