Once cone 11 has been reached and salting complete, approximately 1/2 the front door is taken down with the tongs (damper and ports closed). Salt ware seems to need oxygen to complete the chemical cycle. Cracking does not occur because the salt is a thin skin upon the clay as opposed to the penetration that takes place with stoneware.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.