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"Olive Green Celadon shares many features of your glaze - a runny glaze with too much…"

Norm Stuart replied Nov 5 to Glaze Crawling Problem

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"Darvan traps calcium and magnesium ions in clay and releases sodium ions in exchange…"

Norm Stuart replied Aug 14 to Darvan/dispersant & slip that the need 4 non-Newtonian thixotropic character reversel in wheelwork.

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"Ammonium sulfate and calcium chloride are both hygroscopic which means they readily…"

Norm Stuart replied Jun 17 to Flocculating and deflocculating

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"Lithium Carbonate or Lithium Fluoride are fluxes which make glazes runny. As a color…"

Norm Stuart replied May 9 to 5 to 10 years in the bucket and its not the same.

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"I would suggest you add 20% Ferro 3269 Frit to the Weathered Bronze Green, which is…"

Norm Stuart replied Apr 30 to 5 to 10 years in the bucket and its not the same.

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"I made Barbara's Strontium Turquoise Matte on the LEFT fired on four different clays…"

Norm Stuart replied Apr 30 to 5 to 10 years in the bucket and its not the same.

8 May 9
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"Normally I'd use a gram of water for a gram of glaze but the Strontium Turquoise Mat…"

Norm Stuart replied Mar 24 to 5 to 10 years in the bucket and its not the same.

8 May 9
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"Barbara, By eliminating Titanium Dioxide I think you have found the cause of "Weathe…"

Norm Stuart replied Mar 20 to 5 to 10 years in the bucket and its not the same.

8 May 9
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"Add a brushing media like propylene glycol (a liquid) to glaze after you've already…"

Norm Stuart replied Jan 25 to gum in glazes

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"Derek Au's curious Yellow Iron Oxide result replicates the results of everyone else.…"

Norm Stuart replied Dec 12, 2018 to Is C Harris Temoku a stable Iron Red Recipe for Cone 6

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