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: re: : soda and environment

updated mon 16 may 11


ivor and olive lewis on sun 15 may 11

Steve Mills tells us "...continuous demands from the powers that be that
their chimney be increased in height for "safety" reasons, until these
demands rendered the Kiln unusable because the draught generated became
uncontrollable, and the cure unaffordable!...."

During the early sixties the salt glaze industries of Tyneside declined
rapidly, not due to environmental concerns of the day, but to competition
from Polypropylene and similar synthetic feedstock from the petrochemical
industries of Teesside and Grangemouth.

Regrettably the annals of studio pottery and the ceramic arts have be have
been fed a diet of hearsay rather than the results of controlled


Ivor Lewis,
South Australia