I unloaded the kiln and minutes later my nesting bowls shattered right in my hand!
Oh, this is so painful but I’m LEARNING! 😀
It seems I am having trouble with slabs.
Slab work is not as easy as it looks, apparently!
After some investigation on the interwebtubes, I am thinking I made my slabs too thin.
Because I am using a slab roller, the clay doesn’t get a chance to be “compressed” like on a wheel – forcing clay particles to align correctly. To remedy that, I’ve read to use a rolling pin after the clay goes through the slab roller.
I thought I was done with the rolling pin!
I’ll need to drag my retired rolling pin back out and try AGAIN!
Learn something new every day! 😀