pot with plucked foot

From the foot of a piece, the pulling away of slivers of material that have stuck to the kiln shelf during glaze firing, due to the the clay body (usually porcelain) becoming vitreous/sticky at the maturing temperature. Seriously annoying. The photo above is not the best example, as soda ash from the shino glaze has fluxed the foot ring and made it a wee bit stickier than it might have otherwise been. There are various strategies to prevent this, discussed in this clayart thread. Right now I'm using a little alumina mixed in with wax that I only use for feet and rims, and it does all right.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog