The humidity is consistently producing a significant layer of mold on the underside of my plates. They need to dry for over a week, so it’s plenty of time for a whole ecosystem to grow. Unfortunately, the black mold often stains the clay all the way to the completion of the glaze fire.
Im using a birch plywood to build them on. It is untreated. Does anyone have any advice on how to treat the wood so I dont have to deal with this issue as much?! When I was working at another studio and using their boards, I rarely dealt with this. Now that i’m using my own boards consistently, it’s a major issue. Plus, black mold is just scary looking.