Thanks for your help, Chris!
I have wanted to go to some of the workshops offered by Rio Grande,
since Albuquerque is in my home state, but traveling is a difficult
proposition for a variety of reasons.
I am trying to learn as much as possible by reading everything I
can, and asking questions of anyone who is willing to put up with
I did manage to figure out that the cracking I had mentioned must
have been due to differing COE's, as I purchased a harder-firing
base color which seems to have solved the problem.
I very much appreciate the time you have taken to answer my