Alfred North Whitehead, British Mathematician and Philosopher, 1861-1947
I still feel like I'm wandering around in a dark room while working with this medium. Occasionally, I catch a glimpse of light under the door and can see the the potential of powdering copper with glass. It still feels totally out of control to me though.
The more I read and see from those farther down this path, the uncontrollable nature may be inherent and invaluable. It may lessen with practice, but should always be there. For me now, it is difficult to know exactly what will happen when a piece goes into the kiln.