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"I'm weird, so this is just me!  I have a clay boss & the thing I like most is th…"

Jeff Poulter replied Jun 3, 2015 to Any recommendations for a potter's wheel?

5 Jun 4, 2015
Reply by George Lewter

"I have used Copper Sulphate in recipes for electric fired self-reduced reds.  The su…"

Jeff Poulter replied May 11, 2015 to Copper Sulphate - what' it good for?

4 May 15, 2015
Reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij)

"I almost forgot, there will a little test area with the 3 Amaco Celadons over Donna'…"

Jeff Poulter replied Apr 8, 2015 to Amaco potter's choice

18 Apr 9, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

" I have Obsidian, Iron & Storm from Amaco that I am going to use with Donna's Wh…"

Jeff Poulter replied Apr 8, 2015 to Amaco potter's choice

18 Apr 9, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Bennett pottery had the best kiln prices....  jhp"

Jeff Poulter replied Mar 10, 2015 to Kiln Comparisons

7 Mar 10, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

"Having changed elements in both Skutt & L&L, purely from that standpoint it…"

Jeff Poulter replied Mar 10, 2015 to Kiln Comparisons

7 Mar 10, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

"SSR's need to be sized to the circuit in your kiln.  They take the place of a relay,…"

Jeff Poulter replied Mar 10, 2015 to Kiln Element Life

18 Mar 10, 2015
Reply by Jeff Poulter

"That explains why I haven't seen them as I don't fb.  4% is about the standard amoun…"

Jeff Poulter replied Jan 30, 2015 to Molybdenum use

4 Jan 30, 2015
Reply by kees staps

"Hi Kees,     I don't remember seeing any moly in Lassse's pottery.  I have used seve…"

Jeff Poulter replied Jan 30, 2015 to Molybdenum use

4 Jan 30, 2015
Reply by kees staps

"So here is the pot that I bisqued some copper/SC onto.  I was worried that when it c…"

Jeff Poulter replied Jul 7, 2014 to silicon carbide in red reduction glazes for an oxidation environment?

12 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Jeff Poulter

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