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Badd Tiki's Tiki Ceramics
Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 387
Posted: 2013-02-20 8:22 pm   Permalink


well there are a few possible reasons.

#1 guess: the large flat surface area on the shelf caused a lot of tension as the piece shrank (10% or so).

#2 : 2 slabs stuck together, both different shapes (one flat with raised square, one bowl shaped) stuck together at the edges. Wanting to shrink at different rates/pulling apart, etc..

Of course there was always concern about something happening (as with every single piece that you fire)but I didn't think it would be that bad. it's really my first piece like that.

Future fixes???
Maybe resting it on a bunch of clay marbles or rollers?
Maybe building a small wall between them (more like a box than 2 pancakes squished together)the walls could flex/bend a bit.

Chalk it up to learning experience and be grateful that Tiki Central is such a cool and forgiving place

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