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At 9:34am on January 28, 2012, eleanor akowitz said…

thomas - i didn't mean to insult you re:your pottery procedures. i respect your right to be private about your own glazes, if you wish, but i am pleased that you did  give us the info re: firing temp and atmosphere.  this is helpful for all of us as we look at your beautiful work.

At 3:37pm on January 25, 2012, eleanor akowitz said…

thomas - it is obvious that lots of us on this list really admire your glazes and of course your pots.  i also is obvious that many of us are asking what glazes you are using. could you please tell the group what your glazes are, how you apply them and at what temp you are firing.  a lot of us would really appreciate hearing the answer.

thanks from all the interested potters.

eleanor ark.

 
 
 

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