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Emma Law

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  1. Hi folks! I'm new to firing my own kiln pottery but am keen to have a go at raku and wood firing - I'm using different clay bodies and especially interested in using paper clay. I've recently bought some round kiln shelves for a gas raku kiln, I also bought some batt wash I read that it is advisable to fire new kiln shelves before painting with batt wash but I cannot find at what temperature My tutor at college said she doesn't know as she never uses batt wash in her home kiln! - However, I am going to be experimenting with using various additions to local salty clay so,
  2. I'm keen to try burnishing paper clay for Raku firing at around 1852 f I have some pieces that I have made using paper clay that I have made from local clay collected from a nearby beach that has quite a bit of salt in it - I have two batches, one that I have rinsed , dried and re-constituted and the other from raw clay that has not been rinsed I've noticed that when I scrape the surface of the pieces, there is a shine that is begging to come forth! - I might just continue-on with burnishing with a pebble I collected from the same beach to see if the surface comes up to shine but I
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