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Re: glaze question

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Rick (rlarson)
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 17:31:20 -0500

While were on the glaze subject, I have had trouble with my kiln wash chipping. I buy it
dry and mix it. I thought I was putting too much water or not enough. Do you know what I'm
doing wrong.? betsy

Woody Duncan wrote:

> 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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