Ah, catchy blog post title, eh? This is what happens when honey goes wrong. It goes a deep deep orange, or brown as it's otherwise known. Think it went on a bit thick. Mugs are ok, in brown.
I like these beakers with the black slip on the outside, revealed. It didn't flux like I'd hoped it would, so it's quite matt and a bit rough - like a brushed steel or aluminium - which I don't mind but I know that puts people off. Not sure if it's going to come off or not. I lost one of these due to a grit stone in the base. More of the woe later.
These bowls are a disappointment.
Anyway, the slip on these is AT based, but I didn't have the test results, so I added some china clay and then didn't mix it well. Result? Ping ping ping ping ping. So far, 3 have peeled a bit - one stone in base. Out of 13 pots in the firing, that's a 30% failure rate. Not as bad as wood firing (when you'd get about 30% good pots!)
I have a few old pots that have now pinged on the body due to lime or something in the clay.
Anyone want to buy an arm or a leg? I have two pairs for sale...