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"Thanks George: that's prompted me to think through a  test firing a bit more careful…"

Ayjay replied Sep 19, 2019 to Firing question re Crystalline Glazes

2 Sep 19, 2019
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" Joseph Fireborn said: "

Ayjay replied Aug 25, 2018 to Cleaning bisque

6 Aug 25, 2018
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

"Everything went well with this. I cleaned both pots with a sponge and warm water con…"

Ayjay replied Aug 2, 2018 to Cleaning bisque

6 Aug 25, 2018
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

"I finally got around to glazing these two pots and the inside glazing went much smoo…"

Ayjay replied Aug 2, 2018 to Glazing inside large pots

3 Aug 2, 2018
Reply by Ayjay

"Thanks Tom, that pretty much confirms my thoughts, I'm quite a fan of vinegar for cl…"

Ayjay replied Jul 16, 2018 to Cleaning bisque

6 Aug 25, 2018
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

"Thanks George, I know the technique as that's pretty much how I do internals now, al…"

Ayjay replied Feb 3, 2018 to Glazing inside large pots

3 Aug 2, 2018
Reply by Ayjay

"Well, none of my first tests (four small beakers with a different concoction on each…"

Ayjay replied Jan 2, 2017 to Soda firing

8 Jan 2, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks for the comprehensive reply Norm, there's a lot to think about there. I thoug…"

Ayjay replied Nov 14, 2016 to Soda firing

8 Jan 2, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Duncan list a Black Cherry glaze - No. GO 137 Not food safe. Can't help with a rec…"

Ayjay replied Sep 11, 2016 to Black cherry glaze

1 Sep 11, 2016
Reply by Ayjay

"Axner is the wrong side of the pond for me Joseph. I can however get Synthetic RIO f…"

Ayjay replied Jun 6, 2016 to Mason stains, or what?

5 Jun 6, 2016
Reply by Joseph Fireborn



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