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"Oh, wow! I love the An Jas w MC Bone. I use MC Iron Red w AJ. Unfortunately, shippin…"

Marti Howell replied Apr 9, 2015 to Amaco potter's choice

18 Apr 9, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks for the tip on checking each glaze. If you order online there is no way to do…"

Marti Howell replied Aug 7, 2014 to Amaco High Fire Glazes

13 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Marti Howell

"I just came across this discussion. What did Mary Kay suggest layering with Seaweed?…"

Marti Howell replied Aug 7, 2014 to Amaco potter's choice

18 Apr 9, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Sounds very interesting! When you get something you like you should post a pic. (I n…"

Marti Howell replied Aug 7, 2014 to Amaco High Fire Glazes

13 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Marti Howell

"Well, that's new to me that some of the Amaco glazes can be used on greenware. Still…"

Marti Howell replied Aug 6, 2014 to Amaco High Fire Glazes

13 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Marti Howell

"Sorry, Norm, I just saw your reply. I tried Chun Plum over Firebrick & didn't li…"

Marti Howell replied Aug 4, 2014 to Amaco High Fire Glazes

13 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Marti Howell

"I don't fire on greenware, but their are pics on the Amaco website that say "once fi…"

Marti Howell replied Aug 4, 2014 to Amaco High Fire Glazes

13 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Marti Howell

"I have used quite a few of the Amaco PC glazes, but not many Sahara. The ones I woul…"

Marti Howell replied Aug 3, 2014 to Amaco High Fire Glazes

13 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Marti Howell

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