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d.j. kerschner

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  1. I have been making rectangular trays for a few years. Lately they have been cracking in half on the 3rd firing. I bisque at cone 05, then fire at cone 6 (Coyote glass mostly) and refire with decals to cone 05. I roll the slabs, carefully, then use the foam and press method to shape the trays. The trays are uniform thickness, not too thin or thick. I dry very slowly, between 2 pieces of backer board and with plastic for several days, then just thin plastic until dry and a few more days to totally dry. I put them on small "chicklets" of fired clay in the kiln, allowing air under the piece and a
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