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earls kiln wash-actually tom coleman's

updated tue 20 jun 06


Earl Brunner on sun 18 jun 06

Not my recipe, Got it from Tom, I think the bentonite helps in the brushability of the glaze, but could be wrong.....

Paul Herman wrote:
Hello All,

I've got another question.

Why would you put bentonite in kiln wash?


Paul Herman

Great Basin Pottery
Doyle, California US

On Jun 17, 2006, at 12:16 PM, Tom King wrote:

> Earl Brunner,
> In an archive search for kiln wash recommendations
> I found a mixture you posted in '98:
> 60 parts Alumina hydrate
> 30 parts EPK
> 10 parts Bentonite
> You said that you used this on both sides of the shelf
> and flipped them every other firing..."no turds on the
> pottery".
> Do you continue to trust this mix?
> May I assume parts are be weight?
> Thanks for the help.
> Tom King

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