Remeber the lids that cracked 4-5 days ago? Well, I made some more to replace the cracked ones and they too cracked! I used these 4 to illustrate shrinkage in a previous post and now they are starring in a ‘cracked’ post! They are terra cotta and so were all of the ones that previously cracked so I must be treating them poorly or something. I cannot figure out the cracking. Fortunately I have 6 that did not crack but, I have 6 of the 1/2 gallon ollas made from terra cotta clay and no spares! All 6 must survive the firing. So, after lunch it’s back to the potter’s wheel to solve the mystery of the cracked terra cotta.