I just started making some jewelry, and I am really confused as to some information I received from the art guild downtown. What I asked was: is there anything I can do (type of clay, firing, etc) to make my pieces stronger.....
I am used to slab building, and very new to jewelry; what I was told was to fire my jewelry pieces at a higher cone temp. The higher the cone temp, the "stronger" and more durable my piece. Is that true?
Meaning, if I am used to firing at cone 04, if I take the same type of clay, say B-Mix and it is capable at firing up to cone 4 - instead of firing my jewelry at cone 04 and fire it at cone 4, will the piece actually be stronger than if I had fired it at cone 04? If so, why?