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Thank you very much for the explanation - it's a fascinating effect. Yes, I know lead is a contentious topic, although as far as I am aware the acceptable limits are higher here in the UK and several distinguished slipware potters still use lead based frits on their ware.

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Anybody contemplating the use of lead in their glazes needs to do their due diligence in regards to health and safety and the legal aspects of it's use in their jurisdiction. Total body burden, especially for children, can be devastating with life long effects.  One of the longer discussions on the use of lead and implications thereof on this forum can be found here. This has nothing to do with "hang us high" sentiment, it has everything to do with the multifaceted and extremely negative consequences of cumulative exposure to lead.

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As a large public forum that is read by many people with a wide range of knowledge and expertise, the potential dangers of lead use needed to be pointed out as we don't know the knowledge level of all who might be reading this thread now and in the future. It needed to be said that anyone contemplating the use of lead needs to inform themselves fully.

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