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Post-firing using a blowtorch

So you get done with the post-firing process and you end up with a piece you don't like. This is especially common with a copper matte glaze that didn't flash as you expected - you only got copper. Some people like that, others don't. If you are one that doesn't, don't throw the piece away yet, or rush to do a complete refiring. You may be able to produce an acceptable piece with the use of a small hand blowtorch. While the piece is still warm, you can take a blowtorch and quickly move it over sections of the pot. If done carefully small sections of the pot will partially reoxidize and produce some rainbow colored sections from the solid copper section.



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