Random Precision Photo.
As with last time, experimentation was the order of the day. Junji made a bed of small twigs, one of sawdust and another of newspaper to rest the red-hot pots on. I put one on a solid block of ice, and immersed another in a foot-deep pile of snow. Two went into iron boxes filled with sawdust, and the final two were set on the bare concrete to cool. After a few minutes, I submerged each pot in a bucket of water to quickly cool them down for easy handling. For the second firing in a row, nothing cracked.