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Comment by Zoophagous on September 28, 2009 at 11:27pm
Comment by Robert Young on September 27, 2009 at 8:52am
Yeah, it pulled a piece off the bottom edge, so I ground it down all the way around. I was experimenting with some glazes that were left over in the ceramics classroom. I used a pot that someone had left on the shelf from several years ago, and used the last of the two glazes in the containers. Little did I know that the instructor had tweeked the original recipe for the kaki glaze and can't remember how he changed it. Wish he could remember... it turned out GREAT! Anyway, I gifted the pot to a family member, and her 2 yr old grandson tipped it over and broke it in January. I just kept the picture to show that I really owned it at one time... I am going to keep experimenting to get that glaze again...
Comment by George Lewter on September 27, 2009 at 2:01am
That is a spectacular pot. Did it break, removing it from a shelf after the glaze ran off? If you know your glaze will run off, you can put the pot over a throw away slab. If you make wads like salt & wood fire potters use out of 1/2 clay and 1/2 sawdust to separate the pot from the slab, the wads will break easily and can be ground off with any excess glaze on the bottom of your pot.


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