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"thanks for your thoughts!  I think it might flatten out some too....the bottom was g…"

Donna Ferrara replied Dec 23, 2012 to warping platters

2 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by Donna Ferrara

"i'm not sure it's a wrong or right issue, just make sure the fit is good because you…"

Donna Ferrara replied Jul 18, 2012 to Bisque at Cone 10 and then Glaze at Cone 6

32 Apr 26, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"then it's all good ; )"

Donna Ferrara replied Jul 18, 2012 to Bisque at Cone 10 and then Glaze at Cone 6

32 Apr 26, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"hi Shine in reading this discussion, my largest concern would be the fit between the…"

Donna Ferrara replied Jul 17, 2012 to Bisque at Cone 10 and then Glaze at Cone 6

32 Apr 26, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"very true, Patricia. I have also sprayed the piece lightly with hair spray and then…"

Donna Ferrara replied Jun 14, 2012 to Glaze Tips & Tricks

18 Jul 21, 2016
Reply by Vladimir

"thank you! I was slow in getting started here, largely due to lack of computer skill…"

Donna Ferrara replied May 30, 2012 to Supporting Membership Strengthens and Enhances the C6P network

23 Jul 1, 2012
Reply by George Lewter

"thanks for posting- great combinations and comments about the glazes  iHave a questi…"

Donna Ferrara replied May 5, 2012 to Glaze Tests

32 Jul 1, 2017
Reply by Sofia Donovan

"http://digitalfire.com/4sight/material/bentonite_106.html I found this really inter…"

Donna Ferrara replied Apr 15, 2012 to Bentonite Anyone?

10 Jun 25, 2013
Reply by Angela Davis

"you could break your mug and see if thebumps are in the clay bod or on top"

Donna Ferrara replied Apr 10, 2012 to Help! Blisters or Pinholing

8 May 31, 2012
Reply by lessie hostilo

"hi can you crush the bumps and they break?  when you said raised bumps, I wondered i…"

Donna Ferrara replied Apr 10, 2012 to Help! Blisters or Pinholing

8 May 31, 2012
Reply by lessie hostilo

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