I never want to be a god -but thats another rant.
I'm only aware of a few people doing cone 6 full time as potters (Mea here is one)but thats just in my small world or shows in 4 western states .
I know its it the thing in the hobby market and everyone talks about Steven Hills move to cone 6 but thats not in my world nor what I see on the street at my shows.
Nor is it moved into our local arts center which is cone 10 still. The University is low fire and high fire still as is our Junior collage which also does wood fire.
I have yet to master much in life except I do have my cone 10 glazes down where disasters are very rare so when I have the dragon sleeping I see no need to wake him up and switch to cone 6 and suffer thru that learning curve. My customers would kill me I'm sure if the dragon did not.I have developed a market for this work over 43 years and when its working I see no good reason to save 20$ -30$ per fire.Cone 6 is just a point to get thru in my fires.I love reduction fire no mater what the process-salt-wood-gas-even raku in times long gone by.
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