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"I found the same to be true, my older batch of Weathered Bronze no longer fires with…"

Barbara Hanselman replied Mar 20, 2019 to 5 to 10 years in the bucket and its not the same.

8 May 9, 2019
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Pete’s Seafoam Glaze ^5/6 9.6% Ferro Frit 3134 51.3% Feldspar-Kona F4 25.5% Strontiu…"

Barbara Hanselman replied May 2, 2018 to Pete's Weathered Bronze (Green)

17 May 2, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"Yes, he seems to be! We are lucky to have him and his input on Electric Cone 6!"

Barbara Hanselman replied Mar 4, 2018 to Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface

6 Mar 4, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"Thanks, Norm, for the explanation. We also fire paper clay so the comparison should…"

Barbara Hanselman replied Mar 4, 2018 to Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface

6 Mar 4, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"My cornstarch is housed in cornstarch socks, you know those single lost socks from t…"

Barbara Hanselman replied Mar 3, 2018 to Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface

6 Mar 4, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"http://www.frogpondpottery.com/tested-glazes/mid-fire-stonewareporcelain/weathered-b…"

Barbara Hanselman replied Jan 22, 2015 to Pete's Weathered Bronze (Green)

17 May 2, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"Love both these glazes!  This Weathered Bronze or Pete's Seafoam (I can't remember w…"

Barbara Hanselman replied Jun 24, 2012 to Pete's Weathered Bronze (Green)

17 May 2, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"You may have to tweak the final temperature for your own kiln as we had to do at Mai…"

Barbara Hanselman replied Jun 23, 2012 to Pete's Weathered Bronze (Green)

17 May 2, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"The best I can do is give you this article by Pete which I base my slow cool firing…"

Barbara Hanselman replied Jun 23, 2012 to Pete's Weathered Bronze (Green)

17 May 2, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

"What is synthetic iron oxide?"

Barbara Hanselman replied Mar 16, 2012 to Magruder Red cone 6

29 Jun 21, 2014
Reply by Donna Kat

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