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JohnDonovan71

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  1. Wax On, Wax Off,

    While working on a commission (lots of 9" pasta bowls for a local restaurant) I was frustrated with the glaze beading on the waxed bottoms. I started buffing the wax with a cotton rag after it has dried for about 5 minutes (I will wax 3-5 bowls, go back and wipe/buff them, then continue waxing more bowls). The glaze falls off of buffed wax resist super-smooth, I can blow the wet glaze off or easily wipe it later when dry. It's an extra step, but I think it's quicker than wrestling with dried glaze drops on the waxed bottoms.
  2. Solutions For Flaky Kiln Wash

    I have been using a 50/50 silica & EPK kiln wash recipe (by weight), firing the EPK in big bisque-fired bowls before mixing. I also started mixing it much thinner last year, like skim milk thin, and applying 2-3 thin coats. My kiln wash flaking pretty much went away after I made those changes!
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