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A smooth white glaze, (Figure 1) with a buttery surface and smooth breaking on edges, just enough change of whiteness in a crevice pooling, seemingly opaque when thicker, but with a certain glow, a slight grey showing through. It crazes slightly, a fine webbing of cracks. Not enough to be decorative crazing, and not enough crazing to make me abandon the glaze, but enough crazing that I would like it to be gone. I prefer a system-oriented testing approach as a kind of universal order. A simple Unity Molecular Formula grid mapping method typically shows a boundary line of crazed and non-crazed surfaces and trends in surface quality. Sounds simple enough. But, as has been said, there is no need to seek the ceramic troubles. They will find you. (excerpt)

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Original version published in the 2016 NCECA Journal (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).

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