It is amazing to learn about Silicate formation, found this video really interesting thinking about how all our raw materials are formed and why they have the chemistry they do. Furthermore how this bonding structure can influence working properties.
It is funny how close silicon and carbon are and the comparisons I found between the formation of Silicates and my past tuition in organic chemistry at school. It's great to think of the kiln as a small volcano breaking and forming new Alumina/Silicate structures.
Can I now view my pots as simple silicate life forms that are hibernating because it is a little cold?