anyway i played with shalacking a pot i had broken the base of yesterday. shalack is a cool product made from cockroach wings (apparently). you paint it on, then wipe the clay away with a wet sponge. then paint and re-wipe. kinda like screen printing. but not. the orange goop theoretically burns off when firing. i am sure everybody has a sun as there first idea to use this, but i wanted to see it work, and plan to burn a candle inside this. could be interesting.
below is an interesting effect i noticed a week ago, but didn't foto it. this week i made sure to. all our pots are on drying racks, and it's cool to see the water in them is sinking to the bottom. they stay this way for about 2 days then suddenly go bone dry. although the flash lit this up, the corridor these are in is very open and well lit, and the grey/white colours of the drying pots is very refreshing in an odd way