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Re: Removing Kiln Wash??

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From: Michelle Lowe (mishlowe_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 16:33:51 PST


Kiln wash is applied to the kiln shelves to protect them in case of running
glazes or someone forgetting to wash the bottoms of their pots and they
stick to the shelf on firing. Rather than ruining a fifty dollar kiln
shelf, the wash makes the pot/glaze chip off without damaging the shelf
(much). It's best to use a grinding brick to scrape the loose flakes of
kiln wash off the shelves each time you fire (use a mask and safety
glasses), then reapply a thin coat of kiln wash. Grinding bricks are
handheld, bought at a hardware store. Handheld power grinders are also
nice for getting those nasty built-up layers of old kiln wash or stubborn
glaze chips that don't come off easily.

Mishy

At 05:37 PM 3/8/2001 EST, you wrote:
>I have a 50 lb bag of kiln wash - what do you do with it? (obviously, I'm
not
>a ceramicist)
> in Kalamazoo ---
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