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"This was during a cone 05 bisque firing"

Robert spicer replied Apr 1 to Ruined cups

2 Apr 17
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thank you once again for your help, it's time I jumped into the glaze maze with both…"

Robert spicer replied Sep 23, 2015 to Dry glaze mixing

3 Sep 23, 2015
Reply by Jeff Poulter

"Thank you guys for your help, I have much to learn and your wisdom is greatly apprec…"

Robert spicer replied Sep 5, 2015 to Porcelain

13 Sep 5, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

"Would their be a downside to using a cone 10 porcelain and firing it to cone 6"

Robert spicer replied Sep 4, 2015 to Porcelain

13 Sep 5, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

"You are right, the P5 throws beautifully. I really enjoyed working with it on the…"

Robert spicer replied Sep 4, 2015 to Porcelain

13 Sep 5, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

"M. I removed the blank ring and fired the kiln and it did I fact reach cone six and…"

Robert spicer replied Aug 23, 2015 to Skutt kiln not reaching temperature

10 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

"I looked at a skutt 1227 today that is a cone 8 kiln and it states with the blank ri…"

Robert spicer replied Aug 11, 2015 to Skutt kiln not reaching temperature

10 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

"Do you think taking the blank ring out will allow the kiln to fire to cone 6 when it…"

Robert spicer replied Aug 10, 2015 to Skutt kiln not reaching temperature

10 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

"I did the paper test and the top two elements didn't seem to be heating up properly…"

Robert spicer replied Aug 7, 2015 to Skutt kiln not reaching temperature

10 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

"I apply three thick coats but every piece I have used it on comes out black with sma…"

Robert spicer replied Sep 14, 2014 to Glaze Tips & Tricks

18 Jul 21, 2016
Reply by Vladimir

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