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updated thu 14 mar 02


Lee Love on thu 14 mar 02

There was an article from an old CM about using slip glazes with ash glazes in
cone 6 electric to get some variety and richness in the glazes. I've seen
tests and they look pretty nice.

Also, folks here in Japan, to get flashing on the feet of electric
fired pots, will put them on shells with ricehusk ash around them (the bottom of
the pots.) At a workshop, Richard Breshnehan said that wild rice husk is
similar to rice husk, having a high silica content (he uses wild rice husk to
put between pots in a tumble stack.) I know wild rice husk is more readily
available in Minnesota than regular rice husk.

Lee in Mashiko

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