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Hello! New to the ceramic world and I am very interested in delving into Porcelain (cone 6) clay. I'm interested in designing very contemporary and minimal jewelry, however I understand that porcelain shrinks significantly during the firing process. My question is: how would I go about firing Specifically rings? are there certain metal rods that I could use in the kiln, similar to a bead rack that can keep the ring smooth and even during the process and POSSIBLY true to the size once finished? I've seen many of these beautiful rings online and I'm very unsure how to fire them. Also, is
I had a somewhat disastrous test firing yesterday. On unloading the little kiln, I found I'd gotten some pretty magnificent glazes. Unfortunately, almost all of them flowed off the pot and on to the shelf. This was a new bucket of an old glaze, which I tested on tiles before using on actual pots, and the tiles were identical to the old bucket of the same glaze, so far as I could tell. Maybe the glaze was too thick on the pots; maybe I didn't have quite enough titanium in the new glaze-- it was a 10,000 gram batch and the titanium component was 30 grams short-- I ran out while mixing, but n