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"I just add water until they brush well.  I know that some glazes won't do this, but…"

Dawn Atkin replied Jul 14, 2015 to Special Effects with Brush Application

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

"cp, I am embarrassed.  I am a real stickler for glaze notes and require my students…"

Dawn Atkin replied Jan 20, 2015 to Special Effects with Brush Application

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

"Kathy, thank you for the reply.  You first picture is not loading.  I would love to…"

Dawn Atkin replied Jan 16, 2015 to Special Effects with Brush Application

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

"Y'all jump in here anytime.  Everyone has a secret or two they can share with friend…"

Dawn Atkin replied Jan 12, 2015 to Special Effects with Brush Application

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

"*Chuckling*  Ask a question online and you are sure to get every answer humanly poss…"

Dawn Atkin replied Mar 6, 2014 to glaze flakes off bisqueware before firing

14 Jun 3, 2014
Reply by Nadine Mercader

"Two other ideas just crossed my mind.  Are you dusting the pots before glazing?  (Wi…"

Dawn Atkin replied Mar 5, 2014 to glaze flakes off bisqueware before firing

14 Jun 3, 2014
Reply by Nadine Mercader

"A little more info please:  Are you dipping or brushing?  How many coats?  How thick…"

Dawn Atkin replied Mar 5, 2014 to glaze flakes off bisqueware before firing

14 Jun 3, 2014
Reply by Nadine Mercader

"That olive speckle is speckletacular.  The first test is such a perfect example.  Cl…"

Dawn Atkin replied Feb 23, 2014 to refiring ^ 6 stoneware at ^06

9 Feb 23, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Well, now that we can check the kiln computer and make adjustments from the IPhone,…"

Dawn Atkin replied Feb 20, 2014 to refiring ^ 6 stoneware at ^06

9 Feb 23, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Great info, Norm.  I do crystalline glaze firing.  Crystals form best in a certain a…"

Dawn Atkin replied Feb 20, 2014 to refiring ^ 6 stoneware at ^06

9 Feb 23, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

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