Farmer's wife asks if the cats are tired of being photographed AND WHY does a bowl which is glazed in something that looks green turn red in the firing?
Dear FW: I think I remember you have a science back ground so here you go:
for some reason, when tin oxide (which is white) and a little bit of chrome oxide (green), are both added to a glaze base in powder form, and then are melted together over 2000 degrees they react and become RED. A nice strawberry red glaze. As for the cats, I have noticed they grimace when they see me coming with the camera, because they don't like the flash!
Right now the cats want their midday TUNA.