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  1. I had a somewhat disastrous test firing yesterday. On unloading the little kiln, I found I'd gotten some pretty magnificent glazes. Unfortunately, almost all of them flowed off the pot and on to the shelf. This was a new bucket of an old glaze, which I tested on tiles before using on actual pots, and the tiles were identical to the old bucket of the same glaze, so far as I could tell. Maybe the glaze was too thick on the pots; maybe I didn't have quite enough titanium in the new glaze-- it was a 10,000 gram batch and the titanium component was 30 grams short-- I ran out while mixing, but no difference could be seen in the test tiles. So here's what I'm wondering. I have a grinding disc that fits on my wheel, and I was able to grind off most of the overflowed glaze, leaving footrings pretty much intact. I cleaned up any sharp edges with the Dremel. I'd really like to offer these pots, because they're beautiful, in my opinion. But I wonder what others think of selling pots that have had glaze ground off the foot. Bad? Okay? I know that this is standard practice for macro-crystalline potters, but that's necessity. I'll attach an image of one of the mugs, and its footring.
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