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Re: glaze question

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Woody Duncan (wduncan)
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 17:09:19 -0500

A clay person would give you a more exact answer, but are
you supporting the pots or clay pieces on any thing while they
are being fired ? Ceramic stilts are sold to raise the pot above
the kiln shelf. I buy cheaper ceramic "triangular" rods to place
under pieces, we reuse them for years. Seldom do we have
trouble with glaze dripping, but some students think more is
better. It tries your patience.
Woody in KC

Davissw wrote:
> Dear Group,
> I have enjoyed reading responses for awhile and have yet to contribute but
> I'm sure to in the future.
> Even though I check to make sure the student didn't glaze too close to the
> bottom of the pot I have a problem with some glazes running down the pot and
> sticking to the shelf. I have kiln wash on the shelves so the pot releases
> easily but then I have this jagged edge. How can I prevent this from
> happening, and if it does, what is the best way to smooth it out. I've tried
> a file without much success.
> susan in mich

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