> One of the main reasons for failure in firing pieces in a kiln is that > there is water in the clay body. The pieces need to be bone dry before they > are fired.
I am wondering, about the dryness of the clay pieces. My ceramics
teacher lets the pieces, and some of them are pretty wet, candle
overnight, and he has an almost zero rate of breakage. Maybe I will ask
him for more info tomorrow night.