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Re: glaze question

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Sharon Hause (smhause)
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 15:45:58 PDT

When a student applies too much glaze is obviously melts to the bottom. I
will then refire the piece upside down so the glaze melts towards the top.
Depending on the shape, if some excess glaze was removed, etc. it will even
out without all the filing.

>From: Woody Duncan <wduncan>
>To: Davissw
>Subject: Re: glaze question
>Date: 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
> > I'm sure to in the future.
> > Even though I check to make sure the student didn't glaze too close to
> > 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
> > 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
> > a file without much success.
> > susan in mich
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