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crystal firing in gas kilns

updated fri 16 may 03


Fara Shimbo on thu 15 may 03

Hi, Bill,

I'm surprised you're not getting crystals in reduction.
I fired three times in the last week, all in reduction,
and got some nice crystals. One of the folks in the
workshop went home with some peach bloom crystals
and someone else got some really nice oxbloods.
Of course, I may not be reducing as much as I think I

But if zinc volatilizes out of the glaze, hmmm, that
gives me an idea for growing zincite crystals at home...
Fara Shimbo, Master Crystalliere, Certified Public Nuisance
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