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"Awesome!  There's your answer, Barabara.  I'm going to build a website called, "AskN…"

Erik Evans replied Mar 4, 2018 to Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface

6 Mar 4, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"I used to be a kiln tech.  In my experience, techs are notorious for being overly ca…"

Erik Evans replied Mar 3, 2018 to Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface

6 Mar 4, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"Holy cow!  I can just imagine the look on your electrician's face when he heard how…"

Erik Evans replied Aug 3, 2017 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

36 Feb 10, 2018
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

"Years ago, I inherited a manually-controlled oval.  It was a big, ol' hunk of junk,…"

Erik Evans replied Aug 2, 2017 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

36 Feb 10, 2018
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

"Way to go, Norm.  As always - informative, thorough, insightful writing.  Thanks for…"

Erik Evans replied Aug 2, 2017 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

36 Feb 10, 2018
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

"Good question.  It's probably got a specific name in some other language (Korean, Ch…"

Erik Evans replied May 14, 2017 to What is this decoration technique?

3 May 25, 2017
Reply by Tom Humphries

"Any chance you have a photo of this glaze for reference?"

Erik Evans replied Jul 9, 2016 to Green Pooling Blue glaze

14 Nov 30, 2016
Reply by Tileworks

"Thank you, Norm Stuart, for such a thorough and informative response (as always).  I…"

Erik Evans replied May 4, 2016 to Crater or Lava glaze help

4 May 4, 2016
Reply by Susanne Scher

"Mr. Stuart,  I have no experience with this, but fellow member Denise Mendez may be…"

Erik Evans replied Apr 27, 2016 to Warm Glass

14 Aug 6, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

"This is great, George. Thank you for putting this together. What a great resource."

Erik Evans replied Mar 4, 2016 to Blender 3-d Software for Design and 2-d Pattern Making

1 Mar 4, 2016
Reply by Erik Evans

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