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Greylady51

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  1. Sand from Iwo Jima

    Thank you for your helpful reply. I will try some test tiles doing your suggestions.
  2. Sand from Iwo Jima

    I have received a small jar of sand from Iwo Jima from a veteran. I would like to incorporate it in ceramic pieces to give to veterans at my VFW post. Does anyone have any ideas of how to use it in low fire pottery? I have only ever fired at 04 and 06. Should I use it in glaze or the clay body? If you have never seen or heard about this sand, it is volcanic, may have metal in it, and appears to the eye as dark, pepper-like, gravel-sized particles. Pretty sure you can't throw it, but I prefer hand- building anyway. Any ideas about what would happen? Is it safe?
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