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fw: crackle problem

updated tue 20 apr 99


Pamala Browne on mon 19 apr 99

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamala Browne
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: Crackle problem

>Try building a cage around the pot so it doesn't actually touch the
>combustibles.In your reduction chamber,shape chicken wire so that the pot
>will fit inside it,stuff the paper between the walls and the wire and
>then(here comes the tricky part) place the pot inside to reduce.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Burtt
>Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 4:54 AM
>Subject: Crackle problem
>>----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>>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.