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freshly fired BronzClay

This batch of bronze has amazing colors.  I keep the charcoal in the laundry room, atop the dryer–could that be the reason for all the colors?  Of course and there are the dull green-blues–but, okay, I’ll take the purples, pinks, etc.  This batch had no cracking either.  The Yahoo Metal Clay discussion group has been talking a lot about BronzClay cracking.  I made sure this batch was really dry.  I have a “dehydrate” function on the oven, so placed the pieces on a plastic screen in there.  I also dry out in the sun for quite awhile.  Lastly, I stacked a bunch of pieces on my cup warmer.  I had a tiny bit of warping in the drying process, will try and straighten them out.  Back to work, must highlight & polish up!

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Denver Potters Assoc. Holiday Show
6th Avenue United Church
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Dec 5, 6, 7, & 8
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Arvada Center Fine Art Market
Dec 12 - 22

My Home Holiday Show
December 13 & 14

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