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"Susan I looked at the pictures and it appears from what I can see that #5 would be t…"

Randy McCall replied Nov 28, 2010 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
Reply by susan claysmith

"Susan Thanks alot. Your results will be a big help in developing a fault free Fake…"

Randy McCall replied Nov 28, 2010 to Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

12 Mar 7, 2011
Reply by susan claysmith

"Here are a few of my favorite web sites and links I have come across during my years…"

Randy McCall replied Oct 14, 2010 to Links to Favorite Ceramic Art Web Resources

4 Nov 15, 2011
Reply by George Lewter

"Jeff I have never been disappointed by doing a hold at 1650 F. Everything seems to…"

Randy McCall replied Oct 12, 2010 to Glaze tests

18 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Judy Smith

"Green Matt over Nutmeg next picture is Nutmeg over Green Matt The nutmeg over green…"

Randy McCall replied Oct 10, 2010 to Glaze tests

18 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Judy Smith

"Eleanor Here is the green matt. I derived this glaze from Jane Shatz Blue Matt. I u…"

Randy McCall replied Oct 10, 2010 to Glaze tests

18 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Judy Smith

"From what I have gleaned from ClayArt with the iron reds the most important temp to…"

Randy McCall replied Oct 10, 2010 to Glaze tests

18 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Judy Smith

"The green matt and blue matt are from Jane Shatz. I do not have access to my glaze f…"

Randy McCall replied Oct 9, 2010 to Glaze tests

18 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Judy Smith

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