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subject: reduction/glaze thickness

updated thu 1 jun 06


Ivor and Olive Lewis on wed 31 may 06

Dear Mel,
Came across some notes I made a few years ago about the reduction of =
Iron Ore. Just a simple equation." Fe2O3+3CO<=3D>2Fe+3CO2 . T ~ 600 deg =
Celsius. Solid State reaction producing Sponge Iron."
Now you are reducing on the way down and you use iron rich glazes. =
Perhaps red iron oxide breaks at the surface of you glaze. If it does, =
then this is a potential result. Have you observed any lustre type =
surfaces or unanticipated optical effects?
Best regards,