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"Thanks Tom, my local UK supplier only sells hp71 ball clay so I'm stuck with that fo…"

Tom Humphries replied Mar 17, 2018 to Raw glaze recipe

5 Mar 17, 2018
Reply by Tom Anderson

"I have some bentonite I could add if needed after a bit of testing"

Tom Humphries replied Mar 16, 2018 to Raw glaze recipe

5 Mar 17, 2018
Reply by Tom Anderson

"Good idea for garlic plate Joseph, I might try some of those sometime."

Tom Humphries replied May 25, 2017 to What is this decoration technique?

3 May 25, 2017
Reply by Tom Humphries

"Fired glazed weights average at 760 grams"

Tom Humphries replied May 25, 2017 to Leather hard to glaze fired weight difference

4 May 25, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks Norm that is all helpful information. Lots of variables! I decided to go with…"

Tom Humphries replied Apr 22, 2017 to Leather hard to glaze fired weight difference

4 May 25, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"One thing I've realised recently is the power of colourants. I made a base glaze rec…"

Tom Humphries replied Oct 19, 2016 to Can one predict the appearance of a glaze? (part I: The Si/Al ratio)

9 Oct 19, 2016
Reply by Tom Humphries

"When I have done any wet slip work like feathering or marbling, I havent added anyth…"

Tom Humphries replied Oct 18, 2016 to Slip trailing

9 Jan 24, 2017
Reply by Lawrence Weathers

"Copying pasting XML recipe from insight to here doesn't seem too work"

Tom Humphries replied Jul 5, 2016 to Once firing alumina replacement

11 Jul 5, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

"I've also been working on a low clay recipe, I guess this will settle quite badly, b…"

Tom Humphries replied Jul 5, 2016 to Once firing alumina replacement

11 Jul 5, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks Norm, I'm going to order some calcined kaolin and have a play with that. Some…"

Tom Humphries replied Jul 5, 2016 to Once firing alumina replacement

11 Jul 5, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

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