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Atmospheric Colour

There are some glaze ingredients that are volatile during a firing, even in a cone 5 electric kiln, and will evaporate and travel around the kiln. These pieces make use of that, with a glaze where the volatile colourant is removed from the recipe and placed nearby in the kiln to give a flash of colour during the firing.

Foot Trimming Tool

Having a shaped foot on a piece has many advantages, practically as well as aesthetically. The main disadvantage is the extra time it can take to trim one, especially when you're making many copies of a simple form. This simple tool allows you to add a consistent shaped foot to a piece at the same time as undercutting the base, so doesn't even add an extra step to the process.