Glaze fault where glaze recedes away from an area in the firing, leaving bare clay. Usually caused by dusty, dirty, or oily surface beneath glaze or by excessively powdery glaze. In some cases results from very high L.O.I. in glaze materials, causing high glaze-shrinkage and resulting cracking during firing. Used intentionally in controlled crawl and beading glazes. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook


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