I just came back from the Mid-Atlantic Clay conference in Front Royal, VA, where it never stopped raining. I participated in the primitive firing workshop and did some pieces in a barrel fire. 4 pieces with the full range from "Oh wow!" to "meh". The largest piece got some good colors and marks, however, it is seriously cracked to the point where I have to handle it very carefully. Some portion of the cracks have widened to a a significant extent so that they are visible from a distance.
I would like to keep this piece 1. as a memento of the experience 2. I like the pot and the marks. So I am looking for ideas that will 1. enhance the cracks to make them part of the decoration, and 2. Stabilize the pot so it doesn't fall apart.
I don't want to do the gold lustre thing...I can't remember what that's called. But that's kind of the idea.
I would appreciate your collective thoughts.