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"Tony Hansen has a video on intentionally gelling a glaze, like it's a positive thing…"

George Lewter replied May 7, 2021 to Gelling with Gerstley - Not a fun dance routine

2 May 26, 2021
Reply by Donna Kat

"Our member Carl Cructhfield probably uses stains and oxide washes more regularly tha…"

George Lewter replied Dec 12, 2019 to Wash Application

5 Feb 2, 2020
Reply by Kathleen Scott

"Your oxide formula doesn't tell us about your raw materials. Glazes with high clay c…"

George Lewter replied Oct 28, 2019 to Glaze Crawling Problem

7 Jan 7, 2020
Reply by RS

"The effect can be done using colored slips applied to leather hard pieces. It can be…"

George Lewter replied Sep 24, 2019 to wash glazes

6 Sep 24, 2019
Reply by josi rica

"If your holds are considerably cooler than your target cone temperature, the main di…"

George Lewter replied Sep 18, 2019 to Firing question re Crystalline Glazes

2 Sep 18, 2019
Reply by Ayjay

"I would guess the range of 250,000 - 300,000 btus to be in actual ballpark and 400,0…"

George Lewter replied Feb 15, 2019 to Old Skutt GAS kiln

1 Feb 15, 2019
Reply by George Lewter

"I found a great Derek Au article on an extensive testing of the common ingredients u…"

George Lewter replied Dec 12, 2018 to Is C Harris Temoku a stable Iron Red Recipe for Cone 6

19 Dec 12, 2018
Reply by Norm Stuart


George Lewter replied Jul 20, 2018 to Pin holing -Revised Sapphire Blue Glaze

9 Jul 20, 2018
Reply by Juanita Short

"120 grit is good for quickly flat lapping the foot, so a piece will sit flat on a ta…"

George Lewter replied Apr 21, 2018 to diamond discs

11 Apr 23, 2018
Reply by josi rica

"Low cost, diamond grit, flat lapping disc can be used on your potters wheel, if you,…"

George Lewter replied Mar 22, 2018 to diamond discs

11 Apr 23, 2018
Reply by josi rica



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Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

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And finally a low cost clone of the OHaus. The Adam Equipment TBB2610T Triple Beam Mechanical Balance With Tare Beam $99.62

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