so...i didn't fire yesterday. we had some friends come in from out of town so i felt it'd be rude to not be around. its ok though because it was 101 degrees yesterday, probably wouldn't have had a good time anyways. i did however manage to clean the shop a bit so that i can get rollin on some new pots. i sympathize with you keith, there's always something.
i went to check on my clay in the drying racks this morning and discovered that the edges were rock hard and the middle was still slop, i'm assuming from the wind and 101 temp yesterday? anyone else ever had a problem like this before? when its ready its usually a little stiffer on the edges, but i've never experienced such a drastic moisture difference. perhaps in the summer i should leave the drying racks inside? any suggestions?