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Maple wood ash glazes?

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Ash alone may not melt until above the range of many kilns.

You should find a copy of "Ash Glazes" by Phil Rogers

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=6705200288&searchurl=sts%3Dt%26tn%3Dash%2Bglazes%26x%3D66%26y%3D14

 

Wonderful book.

The nature of ash itself dictates that you will have to "try it and see". Trees differ, their growing soils differ, the way the wood is burned will affect the particle size of the ash etc etc. This leads to an inherent variability in the material.

This book will teach you what you need so at least you aren't guessing in the dark.

A steady supply of ash from a specific type of tree is a great resource and well worth the expenditure of the book and the learning curve taking on a new material represents.

I wish I had ready access to a supply of ash.

Ben

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I'm wondering if anyone has any maple wood ash glaze formulas. We have an abundance and I want to try playing around with straight maple ash as a glaze.

 

 

If you are going to ^6 electric, Anne Fallis Elliot has some beautiful Ash glazes in the book, Smashing Glazes.

Marcia

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I wish I had ready access to a supply of ash.

 

 

Ben,

 

If you don't mind using "mixed wood ash" you can usually find a local wood fired pizza place that would be glad to trade for a pot now and then. Or replace their metal trash can every time you get a can of ash from them.

 

Some wood fired pizza places actually use a single variety of wood too.... although they are more rare.

 

best,

 

..............john

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