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  1. I fire my pots with the lid on, but sometimes the lid adheres to the gallery. How can I avoid that?

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    2. Min

      Min

      You can also mix approx 1 heaping teaspoon of alumina hydrate into about a cup of your cold wax resist, keep it stirred up well as you use it. (and add some food colouring so you don't get it mixed up with your regular wax resist). Avoid getting any on your glaze or it will get really rough.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I add a teaspoon into my liquid wax too.  But don't use this for was resist decorating. The alumina can mess up a glazed area,

       

       

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      you might also get plucking on the feet. Use wax with alumina for the bottoms as well. Or you can use a kiln wash with at least 5% alumina

       

  2. i had a large amount of very very dry greenware that spent a week in my studio without heat and in freezing temps. it had all been underglazed. can i fire it to bisque?
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