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Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

November 28, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #5838702

Hi Sharon!

Another great Aunt Bett article, which reminded me of the time I needed wood ashes to try a new stoneware glaze recipe for ceramics. Got some wood ashes from a friend who had a fireplace, and then started processing them by adding water & letting them settle out, per some instructions I'd found in a book. Worked on them for a couple of days, without gloves, and found my hands were getting reallly irritated. Rang a little bell back in the recesses of my feeble mind, looked up "lye" and figured out what I had been doing...DUH. Took a couple of weeks to heal them up. Wish I'd had some of Aunt Bett's comfrey salve!!!

Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 29, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #5839313

I also have some of those duh moments, nice when the light pops on, though, isn't it.
Good to see you again, Janet. You need to show us more of your great ceramics.
Thanks for writing!

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