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Sheryl Leigh

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I have three relatively small pieces  of Troy Wood Fire clay cone ten, already bisqued at cone 5, and glazed with cone 10 glazes in prep for a recent wood fire.  Unfortunately, the pieces did not make it into the only wood fire that I had access to,  and I am not likely to access another one anytime soon. I also won't be filling my electric kiln with cone 10 work.  So...what is the worst that might happen to the glaze if I fired these glazed pieces to cone 5? The pieces are decorative and not for food. Should I just ditch them (don't really wanna do that)? Should I wash off the glaze and leave them just bisqued (hey look OK)? Or should I just go ahead and electric fire them  at cone 5 with the glaze and see what happens?  

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1 hour ago, LeeU said:

I have three relatively small pieces  of Troy Wood Fire clay cone ten, already bisqued at cone 5, and glazed with cone 10 glazes in prep for a recent wood fire.  Unfortunately, the pieces did not make it into the only wood fire that I had access to,  and I am not likely to access another one anytime soon. I also won't be filling my electric kiln with cone 10 work.  So...what is the worst that might happen to the glaze if I fired these glazed pieces to cone 5? The pieces are decorative and not for food. Should I just ditch them (don't really wanna do that)? Should I wash off the glaze and leave them just bisqued (hey look OK)? Or should I just go ahead and electric fire them  at cone 5 with the glaze and see what happens?  

I'm thinking.  Wild stab here.    Re bisque piece to hold glaze.    Save piece till next wood firing.      Another thought the Troy clay( I understand my recipe a derivative of) is pretty reactive with out glaze, so washing is an option.   but even washing will leave some residue of original glaze.     Did you mean bisque at 5 or 05?   

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