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Hello All,

I have the opportunity to participate in a soda firing, this will be my first experience. I'm wondering if anyone can give me any tips on applying the slip? What tips or techniques have worked for you, or what hasn't? 

Thank you,

Betty

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Soda firing will show and accent every little bit of texture, and slip doesn't melt out smooth like glaze, so consider how you're applying the slip and how it will affect the final look. If you're talking about flashing slip, those are often applied very thin by dipping. Other slips can be brushed on thick for texture. I'd talk to whoever is supplying the slips to determine the best application method.

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Thank you for your response Neil. It is flashing slip which I dipped .

Do I have to clean off the bottom of the pots? Since it's slip, it won't stick, right? I know that the best resource is the studio where I am having my worked fired, but they are not there on weekends. 

Betty

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