cooling is part of the process, cooling is part of the process. (repeat over and over)
Whenever I'm testing something new I get so anxious to open the kiln pretty much right after it hits temperature.
Regardless of outcome, I don't think I'll be absorbing Diana's technique. I learned some great things and a new way to add color to my work... but the whole etching process is going to drive me insane. Think I'll just stick to sgraffito.
Not that I need to produce X amount of pots because they are flying off the shelf, but the spending a week glazing a small load (it took me 4 days to glaze 10 pieces) will drive me nuts.