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Re: glaze question

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Rick (rlarson)
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 17:48:59 -0500


This was an new batch,(I thought it was, ) I bought it last january. Anyway, good luck. Maybe
some of the clay people will know what we're doing wrong. betsy

gregjuli wrote:

> I've had the same problem for years! I did everthing I could think of, plus what the kiln
> repair guy told me and it still flaked off. This year has been the worse. I bought new kiln
> wash thinking maybe the other stuff was old. So this week I'm going to try the new batch.
> Wish me luck!
> MaryB
>
> Rick wrote:
>
> > 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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