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ann ohotto thompson

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  1. I am setting up my own studio with an electric kiln and I'm looking at different venting systems. The most common is the down draft variety, but I am interested in feedback regarding a canopy hood. I have looked at round Vent-A-Kiln canopy hoods that pull down closely over the kiln when firing and raise up out of the way when not in use. They have the claims of being more efficient at eliminating fumes and heat. They overhang the edges of the kiln by 4-6" and come in either 265 CFM of 500 CFM. Does anyone out there use this system or have comment on the pros or cons of this system versus the downdraft system?
  2. I am looking for a satin clear glaze that can be fired to cone 2. I am going to do some testing, but there is such a plethora of recipes out there for low-fire and mid-range but not much that I can see for cone 2. I am assuming I will have to just test and tweak but not sure which ones to try first. Suggestions? Recipes?
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