Everyone, the purpose of this Forum is to provide a free, open (and hopefully positive!) platform to the ceramic arts community to share ideas and experience. When threads or individual posts deviate from that objective, they no longer serve the community overall. The tone and some of the issues raised in this thread are a bit concerning to us, and we (CAN admin) are reviewing this internally and will communicate back to the Forum community. In the meantime, unless you have a specific thought you’d like to share related to the thread topic of Lepidolite, then we’d request that you refrain from posting to this thread.