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Comment by George Lewter on April 11, 2012 at 11:22am

Multiple notes, multiple pictures, variations, and firing schedules.  This is what the Insight-Live Glaze recipe database is all about. A single place where the accumulated knowledge about a glaze can be accessed and updated.

Comment by Troy Bungart on April 11, 2012 at 9:56am

I would really like a glaze program that would allow me to add photos of additional glaze firings to allow for a better understanding of color variations and a possibility to update firing notes.

Comment by Kathy Ransom on April 11, 2012 at 9:21am

This glaze is beautiful, I'm anxiously waiting for it to turn up!  I've tried different ways of tracking and recording my glazes so eventually put them into a scribbler and indexed them for easy referral.  Not sure what I'll do when I run out of pages.  I do like the Insight trial we are doing and really like the way we can look for a glaze by photo and collaborate with others to get more info about a particular glaze.

Comment by Troy Bungart on April 8, 2012 at 3:42pm

It is embarrassing to say that I can't find the recipe at the moment, it is on a scrap of paper and my studio is a mess. When I find it I will post it.

Comment by Michele Hartung on April 8, 2012 at 2:46pm

Wow, what is this glaze?

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