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"Photos of the fired ware? Photos of the kiln interior wouldn't hurt either."

Norm Stuart replied Apr 17, 2021 to Ruined cups

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"Become familiar with Digitalfire, a great source for most ceramic chemistry answers.…"

Norm Stuart replied Mar 6, 2021 to Colemanite and spodumene in glazes

1 Mar 6, 2021
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"Pheatine paste may itself be bentonite and water. Fire some pheatine paste by itself…"

Norm Stuart replied Feb 25, 2021 to New recipes I would like to try. Ideas or advice?

2 Feb 27, 2021
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"Washing the Ash There are two differing views on whether or not ash should be washed…"

Norm Stuart replied Feb 25, 2021 to Wood ash from pellet stove

2 Feb 27, 2021
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"Yes, gillespie borate will fire very similar to gerstley borate. Each batch of gers…"

Norm Stuart replied Dec 18, 2020 to Materials substitution

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"I'm glad.  You just needed to experiment until it worked right. "

Norm Stuart replied Mar 14, 2020 to Thank you Norm Stuart. Save the Darvan gel-like reclaim for wheelwork!

1 Mar 14, 2020
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"Olive Green Celadon shares many features of your glaze - a runny glaze with too much…"

Norm Stuart replied Nov 5, 2019 to Glaze Crawling Problem

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"Darvan traps calcium and magnesium ions in clay and releases sodium ions in exchange…"

Norm Stuart replied Aug 13, 2019 to Darvan/dispersant & slip that the need 4 non-Newtonian thixotropic character reversel in wheelwork.

1 Aug 13, 2019
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"Ammonium sulfate and calcium chloride are both hygroscopic which means they readily…"

Norm Stuart replied Jun 17, 2019 to Flocculating and deflocculating

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"Lithium Carbonate or Lithium Fluoride are fluxes which make glazes runny. As a color…"

Norm Stuart replied May 9, 2019 to 5 to 10 years in the bucket and its not the same.

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