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  1. If you're not thinning glaze you normally would brush on then you're applying glaze too thickly. testing would help you get the required thickness. Are your glaze buckets big enough to dip entire piece, or are you overlapping glaze on some area of your work?
  2. well here in high acid sand country where livestock get white fleshed and poorly they used to get cobalt bullets and a grinder bullet placed down the throats and so swallowed.... crops get treated with manganese zinc and copper, dolomite and more I have been keeping my family healthy all these years by serving tea in nutri mugs, encouraging them to lick the plates ....
  3. so now I want to know what is happening in kiln that allowed this to alleviate the prob
  4. testing time even though you are in your busiest period. I'd start with the temp, fire to a lower cone and go slowly up to end of firing and hold for 10-15mins. (I have a copper rich glaze that hates to be rushed at the end, or it blisters, likes to be fired slowly over the last ramp and even though listed as a Cone 6 really needs to reach C 5 from 1080D centigrade at about 60Deg. C /hr and be held to allow to settle and smooth over.) I used to refire the flawed ones after crushing the blistered areas and slapping glaze on them to a lower cone before I worked it out, or fixed the prob at my basic level. and then if not fixed, follow the advice, one variant at a time.
  5. new forum, what i dislike

    old lady stay, we need your direct questions and experience. Just take small steps
  6. Cautionary Tale

    Thanks Tyler. Glaze should have read " Liquorice" Ron ROY. B
  7. Cautionary Tale

    Thanks Marcia, I'll investigate. Glaze drip was Liquorice, toy ? Glaze meant to be applied thick and I didðŸ˜
  8. Cautionary Tale

    Spectacular. I have a gob on my kiln floor which I haven't excavated.....dropped from above missing walls and elements. Should I shouldn't I? Marcia what are you calling castable just in case. Neil I'm believing your advice from months ago and so far everything fine. I will never, what's that word?, fire higher than c 6
  9. Crystalline Glaze Chemstry

    Yeh! Knowing that you don't know when perhaps you thought you did! Someone said to me recently, "you're not Still reading about this stuff....." Guess I'll never shut the books, no boredom here. And my memory is getting drifty.....sometimes I see a tiny little bit very clearly...then something else changes
  10. Clays And Glaze Help!

    Colour loss of low fired glaze taken to high temp, you said they were pink would be expected.I've found reds esp get lost firing up if not made for the higher temp.
  11. Ay tips for a crumbly lid?
  12. Crystalline Glaze Chemstry

    It's like soil science. Chemistry tick Then ,b. Me there's the soil, temp, weather, etc etc etc so back to "local" knowledge and there are no absolutes esp when humans are involved . But it is fun, or at least not boring. And humbling when set against the amazingly beautiful pots made by the ancients and the "peasant potters", my term there. Pres is now trying to replicate his new baby 😊
  13. Crystalline Glaze Chemstry

    Smiling wryly here, be sure you don't end up, down that burrow, knowing everything about nothing or nothing about everything!ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
  14. Is your kiln a toploader/ If so you may be dropping some wash in when placing the next shelf onto kiln. Better to grind your shelves and re kiln wash them. From experience, aging shelves can drop deposits but the bits are crumbly bits as opposed to flakes.
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