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carbide shelves?

updated fri 2 jun 00


Kelly Averill Savino on wed 31 may 00

I have a big, round, dark shelf I assume is silicon carbide (looks like rough stone, blackish grey.) It came with an old electric kiln and I used it as a kiln floor. But when I put it in my new kiln somebody said it might not be good for the elements. What do you think? Is it OK on the floor without half inch stilts under it? And I'm assuming it shouldn't be kiln washed - ? Thanks again for your patience with a beginner. Yours, Kelly

(who is packing for ACC to meet mel and dannon... and whose old kiln has a lovely set of terra cotta raccoon footprints across the lid... and whose naked 2 year old usually wanders the back yard wearing terra cotta mommy handprints from being carried away from trouble....

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