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Effects of Bentonite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney Allen Roe Jul 4, 2015. 3 Replies

I was mixing a batch of Steven Hill's Strontium Crystal Magic (warm) and was tired and in a hurry when I got to the Bentonite.  I read across the line wrong and added 2.8 instead of 2.3% bentonite…Continue

 

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My First Attempt at Spraying Glaze

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 11:23am 8 Comments

I have been a hobby potter for about 18 years.  For 10 of those years I have been visually impaired.  Making things didn’t suffer much when I lost my good sight, but glazing became a recurring nightmare.  I tried brushing glaze and couldn’t tell how thick I was applying glaze or see brush marks in the glaze.  Dipping pots is OK, but everything looks commercial if a pot is dunked in a single glaze and I cannot tell when I’ve missed a place when I glaze.  Also, I like making big pots and it…

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At 10:44pm on August 2, 2014, Denice E. Demuth said…

Thanks for the hurray, I am really grateful that my new medicine helps heals the lesions specifically around the optic nerve.  The bluryness in my vision after I have been working a while seems to be going away. But you can never be really certain with MS.  Denice

 
 
 

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