Tuesday, January 26, 2016

If

 I
 had
 a
 hammer.
I'd
be
Using it.

This is the bad and the ugly all rolled into one.
Don't tell me again about how easy we have it.
This is not bliss.
Nightmares at Whynot.

17 comments:

ShellHawk said...

It's possible there's nothing worse for a potter than to have things turn out *not* as envisioned. We've all been there. :(

Maybe a touch-up and re-fire on slow?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Sh!t.

cookingwithgas said...

thanks, sometimes you can spend more time trying to fix a piece then it is worth. These won't be re fired. Remade and go again.
Time for testing.
Testing to get it right is also better than fixing. Then you are always fixing.
Thank you
for the suggestion, this talking it out helps clear the brain on where to go next.
Gary- yep!

Dennis Allen said...

Crap! Hope there wasn't too much like this.

Michèle Hastings said...

Oh man, that really sucks. I have had a couple of piggy banks do that in the last year. One was a special order, I touched it up and re-fired and it came out worse... a wasted of time and space in the kiln.
What clay are you using? My pigs were Highwater Aurora. The glazes were not a new batch.

Barbara Rogers said...

So sorry for your loss, but I did like some of what was happening with those glazes. Hope your tests can show you where the problem is.

Tracey Broome said...

Damnit
I kinda like that mug in the first photo though.....
I love that glaze, hope you figure it out

Shortstuff said...

Aaaaaaaargh. Not fun.

Richard Hattaway said...

The clay got a first and 10...

I'm sure you'll have a 45 yard bomb down the sidelines in short order :)

Experience has a way of making that happen :)

Judy Shreve said...

So frustrating and annoying - so much time and materials invested. Heartbreak to open the kiln and see that. Crazy thing is you can test - fix this and materials can change again. It seems potters are at the bottom of those to please in the ceramic industry. And no one bothers to tell them when things change.
Hope you can clear it up quickly. That is one of my favorite glazes -- makes my beer taste better :D

Suburban Correspondent said...

My neighbor, who is a potter, was trying to make yarn bowls and the first one caved in on itself a bit (but only a bit). So I am the lucky recipient of a perfectly good (and beautiful) yarn bowl that she didn't feel was up to snuff.

Anna M. Branner said...

So.Frustrating.

smartcat said...

AAARRRRGGHHHH!

Head bangers!

Ron said...

Totally sucks. Hope you get it figured out. Nothing is for sure in this biz. Something always throwing a wrench in the works. Good luck.

Linda Starr said...

strange occurrence, like a crawl but more like the clay resisted the glaze, so sorry about these

Lori Buff said...

You’re so right about taking the time to correct what went wrong rather than just trying (possibly in vain) to fit it. Good luck with the learning.

cookingwithgas said...

THank you all for your support, we are reading, buying new materials and going to phase one of testing.