THIS is why I don't refire footed plates. They crack in an almost perfect circle around the rim. It seems to be the stress of cooling. This plate was warm when I started the kiln. The kiln cooled slowly. The pots were warm to the touch, but it split as soon as I picked it up. I assume this particular style of plate simply can't withstand the stress of a third firing. Sometimes they crack in the firing. Which only goes to show that it's only worth it to refire as an experiment.
It's interesting that coupe plates refire with no problems at all. Clocks, on the other hand, crack into one, two or more pieces. Some things are and will remain a mystery.
I am reasonably happy with the way the design came through. After I smooth it off it will make a good trivet.
The rest of the firing gave me pretty good results. I'll post more of them when I take more photos.
Below is the little version I made of my auto, Red Rabbit, last Christmas. It kept getting pushed to the back of the shelves and neglected. I remembered it this time because after a tune-up my car passed inspection with no problem. Considering how well it's running now I have a feeling it's needed a tune-up for a while.
Much as I try to deny it the weather is definitely getting cooler....it's down and dirty time. We're installing the wonderboard for the stove we are moving upstairs to replace the worn out Franklin stove. Stoves are heavy and not fun to move around.
I would reeeeellllly like it if we could get the inside of the house looking half as good as the outside looks. The cobbler's children go barefoot!
As always thanks for stopping by..............*s*