I am working with Frost Porcelain that fires white at cone 5. It continues to entice me with its translucence charm and white porcelain smile. It is a shameless, taunting clay. Prone to s-cracks, it likes to try out any other letters in the alphabet to keep things frustrating and unique. It needs s l o w and careful drying. Timing is everything. Even firing needs careful attention. In a sense, it is an adventure for me. Filled with danger and daring. To use such a clay with so many negatives and yet...when it comes out the kiln, shiny bright with no s-cracks...it charms all over again...and makes me ready for another adventure...
|looking out the studio window|
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that,
the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.