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salt, soda & carbon

updated tue 1 aug 00


Gail Nichols on tue 1 aug 00

Interesting to read the recent exchanges on salt, soda, neph syenite and =
carbon. Here's my two cents worth....
>From my experience with soda glazing, I find that carbon trapping is =
dead easy to achieve in a soda-fluxed glaze. The tricky bit is to keep =
the carbon to an attractively subtle level. It seems the choice of =
firing cycle is more critical than searching for a particular 'magic' =
glaze formula. Appropriate control of atmosphere during firing and =
cooling is the key here....

Gail Nichols
Sydney, Australia