thanks everyone! I personally think Oldlady is a genius, and should be on this forum 24/7. Your advice is logical and brilliant.
I cannot do real horsehair. Do not have the equipment, and is not prepared to fire lower than 1200C for hospitality ware.
Well, back to the salt mines for me. got to make new masters for a customer and pack a 15 cf kiln. Glazed last night and early this morning. A happy and productive day to all!