Students in Professor Dean’s Ceramics 1 class glaze test tiles in preparation for glazing their final works of art. Students are able to be inventive with the ceramic materials, exploring color combinations and design. They document their glazing steps so they can decode the results when the test tiles come out of the kiln. Basically, they are working ‘blind’. The chemical transformation will happen in the kiln...’baptism by fire’. It is so much fun to open a glaze kiln!