Abby O'Connell on wed 31 aug 05
I am using Advancer kiln shelves in my kiln and have been very happy
with them for the most part. There seems to be two schools of thought
about whether one should put kiln wash on them or not. I'd appreciate
any feedback on this subject. I can be reached best at
Owner, Mother Earth Clay Art Center
Mark Issenberg on wed 31 aug 05
im using the kiln shelves from Geil,, they say to NOT wash.. i use dry
alumina,, i shake it on and move it around with a big brush..
only lost one big red oak in the winds from Katrina,, had no power for a
day,, generator worked ,, bought it after Andrew..
Rikki Gill on wed 31 aug 05
I never use kiln wash. Why would you? Nothing really sticks. A scraper
gets it off, or a hand tool. I did have a problem with posts sticking, but
now I paint them with cold wax that has a little Alumina Hydrate mixed in.
I also paint the bottom of pots with the same mixture before glazing. I
sometimes flip the shelves upside down, and I don't want to have kiln wash
drop onto pots.
Good luck, Rikki Gill
----- Original Message -----
From: "Abby O'Connell"
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:14 PM
Subject: Advancer shelves - use kiln wash, yes or no?
> Dear Clayarters,
> I am using Advancer kiln shelves in my kiln and have been very happy
> with them for the most part. There seems to be two schools of thought
> about whether one should put kiln wash on them or not. I'd appreciate
> any feedback on this subject. I can be reached best at
> Abby O'Connell
> Owner, Mother Earth Clay Art Center
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