Good advice re the red glaze. Dave Gamble at Amaco is a real pro and you
can trust his judgment.
Sax Arts & Crafts
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maggie White" <email@example.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: Red Glaze
> This is a really funny thread we've got going here. When I complained
> about the red overglaze (the F series, non-toxic) to an Amaco rep at
> NAEA, he told me that red needs oxidation, and to try putting the
> red-glazed pieces on the top shelf and leaving the peephole open. I
> leave all the peepholes open 'til about the last hour. Since taking his
> advice the reds have come out beautifully, both the over- and
> Perhaps the best source of info would be your glaze manufacturer.
> Christa Wise wrote:
> > Re: "I forget. Do I put the red glazed pots at the top or the bottom
> > the kiln?"
> > Reply: "Put them on the top shelf and leave the upper peephole open; red
> > lots of oxygen to come out well."
> > Next reply: "bottom..keep it cool!!!"
> > Next reply: "LOL!! maybe you should put them in the middle! i also heard
> > not to put them
> > in the same kiln with anything green."
> > With advice like this, no wonder I am confused. Well, I tried the top
> > next to the peephole and we got a lovely shade of mushroom brown. Next
> > we will try the bottom.
> > I AM going to get this right.
> > Christa
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