Welcome to Crack The Kiln
To ‘crack the kiln’ is a term used in the ceramics world. It is the first opening of the kiln door after firing. In my opinion, it is the single most exciting aspect of being a potter….to see how your pots have fired, how the glazes have worked, whether there are any unexpected surprises!
The only thing you can guarantee with ceramics is that no matter how much you plan, the end result will always surprise you in some way. It is that letting go of control and giving your creative ware over to the kiln that is so humbling and rewarding. You have to learn from your mistakes, take note of your successes, record your choices and reflect on them.
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