As we approach closer to our date, I thought I’d take a second to talk a little more about Snowflake Crackle. It is a bit tricky but when everything (firing, application, form, etc.) all come together, the results can be very slick. We had some real winners last time we fired it.
If you are looking through your bisque or pondering what to make, there are a few tips to keep in mind. This glaze goes on very thick, like whoa, 3mm-6mm thick and as it contracts, it puts quite a lot of pressure on your pot. If this is your first time using the glaze, you will want to glaze both sides of your piece. You’ll need to make sure you can pour in (and out!) for bottles/vases. Bowls, cylinders and small plates will be easier. Also, due to the thickness, pourovers are hard to handle, so I recommend keeping items small enough to easily dip into the diameter of a five gallon bucket. Best results will be if you can smoothly dip your entire object into the glaze in a single go. We will also need to make sure all pieces are on appropriately shaped and sized cookies, so I recommend making your own for the firing. If you need help with that, we can knock some out on Sunday that are customized to your pot. Consider donating them to the committee afterwards if you have a successful firing!
This what we are going to try and avoid:
These are our fingers crossed, dream results: