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"Hi Shine - I just set up one a while ago at: http://pinterest.com/susanclaysmith/ St…"

susan claysmith replied Oct 21, 2012 to Pinterest

6 Oct 31, 2012
Reply by Shine Chisholm

"Hi George - I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for putting this site toget…"

susan claysmith replied Apr 15, 2011 to The Best of Cone 6, Mid-Fire Potters

22 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by George Lewter

"It will be intersting to see your results - make sure that you get a picture up on t…"

susan claysmith replied Mar 7, 2011 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
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"Hi Nancy - The colour is very acurate to what I see on my monitor.  I brushed everyt…"

susan claysmith replied Mar 7, 2011 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
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"I did another firing a few days ago and decided to try my test sample of #3 on a pie…"

susan claysmith replied Dec 7, 2010 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
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"Here are a few more details about the tests I did. They were all based on 100 gr bat…"

susan claysmith replied Nov 28, 2010 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
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"Here are the fronts and backs of all the 5 tests seen together. Susan"

susan claysmith replied Nov 28, 2010 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
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"I tested these 5 Fake Ash Glazes this week, and will post pictures of the results to…"

susan claysmith replied Nov 28, 2010 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
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