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  1. Thanks for the explanation. This reminds me that the way glazes are combined and applied is just as important as the glazes themselves . The effect is stunning.
  2. That's a beautiful glaze combination. Would you mind telling us how you glazed this piece? Is that the same white glaze you included in your post above? Sorry to resurrect an old thread. But I found this while searching for runny glazes, and it was just too lovely not to ask.
  3. Thanks, everyone, for the helpful replies. I suspect I may end up with a disappointing result because I don't have time to re-bisque, but I will try a combination of the heat gun, sanding and dabbing extra glaze methods that were suggested as alternatives. @Babs, it is green Aftosa wax. I thought wax and wax resist were synonymous. Is there a difference?
  4. In applying wax to the foot of a pot, I accidentally got a drip on the side where I want to glaze. What is the best way to remove this, other than re-bisquing the pot? I am trying to get it into a glaze firing that will be loaded tonight, so re-bisquing isn't an option for me.
  5. Good question. Actually, there is no difference in Chinese. It's just a different transliteration system. The Chinese character 汝 is pronounced like "Roo". Ju is an older transliteration system; Ru is more common today. I started using "Ju" in my post, and then realized that the article used "Ru", so I went back and changed it, but I guess I missed a couple places. Sorry for the confusion!
  6. This pot is Ru ware, and there are several reasons why Ru ware is so expensive. First, it is extremely rare. There are only about 70 pieces known to exist and 20 of them are in the National Palace Museum in Taiwan. What is left rarely comes on the market. As noted in the article, only 6 pieces have sold at auction since 1940. Second, Ju ware were the first ceramics "officially" commissioned exclusively for the imperial court. Third, there is a long history of Ru ware collection. The Ru kilns were in use only for about one hundred years until the Northern Song was overrun by the Mongols and t
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