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I've just opened my first firing with Hesselberth/Roy's suggested firing schedule for cone 6. I was surprised to see that my glazes turned out way more matt than usual (see photo of two pots, same glaze) as well as having a complete color change with my layered blue. Has anyone else experienced a complete change (for the worse) when using this firing schedule. I've rechecked the programing and it was entered correctly. Maybe having 3" brick on my kiln changes the game??? Would love some input. I'm refiring this load and hoping to salvage it.
I'm in the midst of finishing up my grad school applications and I'm curious to know if there are any professionals out there who make both pots and sculptures; by sculptures I mean things like Beth Cavener Stichter's work, not so much the nonfunctional sculptural pottery variety. I really enjoy both and haven't found a way to combine the two, since I like my pots to be super functional (I find the greatest joy in comfy handles, lids that fit just right, light but sturdy forms, etc...) I've picked schools that have the upmost respect for both worlds, as I found some schools steer away from pottery and vice versa. Should I consider focusing on one? Is there a divide that I don't know about? Thoughts?