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  1. Alright thank you! Alas, I also think so. I read that the salt can react in a pretty undesirable way and even make the fume more toxic. I was also a bit unsure what happens if I just water it out: would I just sit back with fine sand, basically? But I will try and I will fire it in my almost broke outdoor kiln and see:)
  2. Hi! I quite enjoy using wild clays: I use them as clay bodies or in glazes. I have found lots of black clay in the sea and I wonder if I can use it or if the salt content can damage the kiln? I could try and wash is, but I cannot think of any way to only wash out the salt and not all the clay, too.
  3. Hello again, no, maybe not. I just wondered, maybe just that effect or color was typical to one ingredient. But if not: I do not have a name, the only thing I know is that it is red when liquid and that it fires to around 1220-1250 C. The crystals appear when it is fired at the highest temperature.
  4. Hello! I have a (well, actually two questions). First, I have a glaze that I really like, and that I have had for a long time. It is a modified glaze that I inherited (!), and I do not have the recipe. It is something between glossy and matte, and it has a nice green color, brown when applied thinly. I just have no idea how to try and decode and remake this glaze - does anyone have any idea on where to start? Does it look like a chrome glaze to you? My second question is linked to the first one: when applied on porcelain (especially) the glaze gets the freckle effect as seen on the image. Does anyone know what this is or how to get this kind of effect in glazes generally? Best wishes,
  5. Thanks for all of the tips! I think I´ll go for a disc. Very helpful as always, I appreciate all answers! So, the bowls are stable after I have trimmed them, and I always test them on a flat board before glaze fire. Most are okay, but some of them get a slight wobble. This never happens to my smaller bowls or tea bowls. I might try a double ring, yes!
  6. Hello! I recently started making some wider bowls, and thus wider foot rings. For some reason, som of these bowls came out with a slightly wobbly foot ring (the width is not the problem, it is just not 100% flat). Never had this problem before, but I suppose I just have to do a better job when trimming. Anyways, there would be such a shame to discard these slightly wobbly bowls: is there a way to flatten the foot rings? It is stoneware, so I suppose regular sand paper would not get me very far. Would be super thankful for any help!
  7. Hello, I recently mixed up a "shino" glaze: n.syenite, spodumene, soda ash, ball clay. This is, if I remember correctly, an "American shino". It seems to be working fine: I like the satin-matte texture and how it reacts with iron and creates yellow freckles. However! The glaze also seems to have some sort of crackling going on. It looks like it is solid and not going anywhere, but there are tiny visible crackles, like the ones you get with crackling glazes. I cannot feel these with my finger. Does anyone have an idea of why the crackling happens? Is this something that can happen to most glazes if you mix up an unbalanced mixture? Does it mean that it is not food safe, hygienic, stable to use? Any tips and thought is very much welcome. Happy new years!
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