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wood ash prep and rinse photo demo

updated tue 6 jan 04


kathy_chamberlin on sat 3 jan 04

please click on the link below for a full digital photo interactive demo on
rinsing, washing and preparing wood ash to use in high fire gas reduction
glazes and surface decoration. Thank you
Kathy Chamberlin
Aspen Ceramic Studio

Lee Love on mon 5 jan 04

Something I recall about rinsing ash at my teacher's workshop:

At the first rinse, only that part of the mixed solution that will
siphon off with the mixed water is used. The heavy part, that contains
a lot of silica, is discarded. What is used is something like terra sig
and it is screened through an 80mesh sieve before being put in the rinsing

Lee In Mashiko, Japan