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How Piepenburg Fires


Copper Matt

Gerstley Borate

8 cups

Bone Ash

2 cups

Copper Carbonate

.5 cup

Cobalt Oxide


Optional: Cobalt Carbonate


Apply the Glaze - spray, pour, brush, or dip
Fire in oxidation or reduction
Fire to 1875F
Pull piece and place in a bed of straw in a sand pit
Cover the piece with a metal container pushing the rim into the sand
Wait 3 minutes
Burp the can for a second
Wait until piece cools (15 to 45 minutes)
Freeze and finish cooling by spraying or dunking in water



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