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crackle problem

updated wed 14 apr 99


Burtt on tue 13 apr 99

Hi all:
What's the secret with using a white crackle raku glaze? I've used it
only twice and both times I get a heavy smoking of the white surface. I
scrub and scrub and get some improvement, but I can't get it all off.
I'm reducing with newspaper and leaving the pot in reduction for about
10 minutes. My wife loves the smoked look -- reminds her of a sawdust
firing -- but that's not what I was going for. There's got to be
something I'm missing.
Thanks for any help.

Steve Burtt
Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on the Gulf Coast where I'm recuperating for
a sunny beaches sunburn.