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"After trying different variations of Jen's Juicy Fruit, I concluded it was a glaze /…"

Norm Stuart replied Sep 29, 2017 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"The underlying question is at what Cone does strontium participate in the glaze, as…"

Norm Stuart replied Jul 24, 2016 to SCM at cone 6. Glaze Issues, Firing Temp, and Chemistry Questions

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"Theresa - I'm glad to get some validation on these points regarding SCM and other al…"

Norm Stuart replied Jul 12, 2016 to SCM at cone 6. Glaze Issues, Firing Temp, and Chemistry Questions

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"There's a number of Laguna Clays, Cone 10 Half and Half is one, which begin to decom…"

Norm Stuart replied Apr 8, 2015 to Pinholes and craters

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"I was never able to get Jen's Juicy Fruit to flow until I replaced the Lithium Carbo…"

Norm Stuart replied Dec 2, 2013 to Pinholes and craters

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"Pinholes most often result from the points you're addressing.  If we have a heavily…"

Norm Stuart replied Dec 2, 2013 to Pinholes and craters

22 Oct 17, 2016
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"The path to making cobalt green requires a high-alumina glaze in combination with a…"

Norm Stuart replied Nov 25, 2013 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"Karen - We normally use a 50F cooling between 1,800F and 1,500F, both with and witho…"

Norm Stuart replied Jun 27, 2013 to Cone 6 firing schedule for SCM etc glazes

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