I may have over-used the passive dampers; a little more soda or a little salt would have helped, too.
BUT. Not to focus on the negative: lots of goodies in here, too. The wax trick seems to have worked its magic again, although still no clue why. All of the teapots were successful, all of the casserole dishes, most of the mugs. A lid glazed down on one of the honey jars, and though unsticking lids is my superpower - ask my students - this one was well and truly adhered, with an inch-wide glaze bond.