Can I store bisqueware in an unheated space?

Question: I have a small studio, and am a production potter. My unheated barn is on the other side of my studio door, and there is available shelving out there. I live in Maine, so winter temps are frequently below freezing.

Answer: Great question. The answer is YES. Because the bisque ware has had the water fired out of it you can safely store it even at below freezing temperatures. I would recommend letting it warm back up to room temperature before glazing it, though.

Oh, and just in case others are reading this and are wondering, I wouldn't recommend trying this with greenware. It still does have moisture in it and could crack if it froze.

Thanks for visiting,
Steve

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