Testing is part of every firing, gas, electric, anybody I can get a piece into their firing.
My gas firing is the most active for testing because I can expect some major changes with small ingredient changes.
Test for changes in % of copper in copper reds as well as fluxes in those glazes.
With the thread on the temoku & leaf bowl discussion, I have some thoughts that I want to see where that may go.
If all I have to do was glaze mugs with the same glaze day after day, I'd go crazy......
I got the testing bug when I used to rummage through Harding Black's boxes of glaze test and notebooks full of his cryptic recipes and comments.
Toward the end of his career, I asked him about a test bowl of his that was great but not marked with any info. It was both a funny and sad moment because his memory was starting to fade.
When I asked,He said, "that's beautiful , who made it?"
So many test, so little time.