The chemistry is tricky, but Majeski is science-minded and inventive. He makes much of the equipment he needs. He makes pigments for his glazes. He makes brushes he needs for painting the coarse surface of pots, platters and decorative objects. In an electric kiln he's made, Majeski fires the pieces -- at 1,800 degrees for the first firing, then at 2,150 degrees for the glaze firing. He fires almost every night with off-peak power, using "gobs" of electricity. To heat and electrify his work space, Majeski has configured a solar panel system connected to batteries. - Chicago Tribune

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