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"Don, I noticed it, but don't have an easy way to recalculate it. That's the way he h…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 20, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"I got a response from Steven Hill and he said yes, there were a couple of errors on…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 20, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"June, I mixed the same version but left out the silica.  I figured that little bit o…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 19, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"You are right that mine are more glossy than Steven Hill's, but copying his look exa…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 19, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"George, That fake ash was actually very thick, and still did not run.  I was afraid…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 18, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"I just got a load of cups out of the kiln.  These all have the Hannah's Fake Ash fro…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 18, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"Thanks June.  I have a question pending to Steven, but thought maybe it had already…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 17, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"I have a question regarding the Hanna's Fake Ash glaze recipe that is included with…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 17, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"Thanks Jan.  It seems I can never find stuff on these sites. Sylvia "

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 15, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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"Does anybody have the recipe for the Bailey's Red that SH uses as a liner in his vid…"

Sylvia Shirley replied Apr 12, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

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