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flameware, experimentation, and john donne.

updated sat 26 mar 11


Lili Krakowski on fri 25 mar 11

DJ Brewer writes: "Dear Lili:
I am making these [flameware cookpots] for myself for experimentation =3D
purposes only. Not for sale. You can stave off that coronary for =3D
another day!"

DJ: you assume, I think, that I only am worried about customers of yours =
going up in smoke, and not about the bad burns you might suffer.

And then, and this ALWAYS is a big consideration with me, is that some =3D
who read ClayArt are inexperienced, new to clay, unaware of technical =3D
aspects like thermal shock, thermal expansion, etc. and that they will =3D
grab a recipe they find, and run with it. And bad things will happen.

John Donne wrote:
"Will thou forgive that sin which I have won
Others to sin, and made my sin their door?"

That is precisely what I worry about when people announce on ClayArt =3D
that they plan to do something risky. That by doing something foolish. =3D
we lead others into danger.

May I add I have received several off-list posts thanking me for the =3D
warning. And it is extremely unlikely I ever will have a coronary, but =3D
thank you just the same!

Lili Krakowski
Be of good courage