Glazing

Glazing

A super cooled liquid, with a random molecular structure and high viscosity at normal temperatures, super cooling is relative to geological cooling. A random molecular structure is the result of fast cooling so crystals cannot develop (the exception being crystalline glazes). Granite cools slowly (geologically speaking) so we can easily see the crystals in polished granite, glaze cools quickly so the molecules do not have a chance to crystallize. A high viscosity means it does not run off the pot. (Well it may in the kiln but not in the kitchen!)


Quotes

“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek Philosopher