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"Sylvia, that recipe, with the added silica is lovely, but it will never drip like a…"

June Perry replied Apr 19, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

46 Sep 29, 2017
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"Arthur, that amount of silica is actually 0.1 moles less than the minimum for a good…"

June Perry replied Apr 18, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

46 Sep 29, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Actually, the silica isn't too high for a cone 6 glaze. It's 2.4 and the minimum in…"

June Perry replied Apr 17, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

46 Sep 29, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks Karen. It will be a while before I can get back to work - how long I don't kn…"

June Perry replied Feb 21, 2012 to Cone 6 firing schedule for SCM etc glazes

23 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"You're welcome Karen! We tested some of them in soda but the kiln didn't get up to t…"

June Perry replied Feb 18, 2012 to Cone 6 firing schedule for SCM etc glazes

23 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Both carb and oxide will color the same. The carbonate is just weaker - about 64% or…"

June Perry replied Jan 15, 2012 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

46 Sep 29, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks Belinda. I 'll have to try that one."

June Perry replied Dec 13, 2011 to Cone 6 firing schedule for SCM etc glazes

23 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Regarding Pier Black: Try subbing a soda spar like Kona F4 or NC 4 or Minspar for th…"

June Perry replied Jul 9, 2011 to The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

46 Sep 29, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Good luck with the firing. Mine is about two weeks off. I have a lot of glazes to ba…"

June Perry replied Jul 6, 2011 to Cone 6 firing schedule for SCM etc glazes

23 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks so much Robert! This was a big help!I've made a note of both schedules since…"

June Perry replied Jul 6, 2011 to Cone 6 firing schedule for SCM etc glazes

23 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

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