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soda ash in an electric kiln

updated tue 4 may 99


Joshua Lynch on sat 1 may 99

Someone told me a story about using table salt and clay to produce an
egyptian paste effect in an electric kiln. The story ends with: And then
all of the elements were ruined.

Salt in an electric kiln is obviously a bad idea, but what about soda ash
in a glaze? Is soda ash volatile?

Karen Gringhuis on mon 3 may 99

Joshua - I once asked the same qn. and a local kiln builder said
DON'T try it unless you put the pot in a saggar -- again for element
health & life. Karen Gringhuis