Thursday, November 05, 2009

Fuzzy Bricks

When I went out to the kiln to work the other day, I found fuzzy bricks on the chimney!

I suspected that it had something to do with moisture and sodium silicate, but I called Jim and Pam down at Larkin to make sure - they said don't panic, just shave them and go on. They confirmed my suspicions. Now how do you shave a brick? Does Gillette have a special blade for that?


  1. Seems to me it would burn off the first time you fired that big boy up.

  2. They and I were just a josh-in. The sodium silicate will melt and make a poor quality "glass" glaze on the bricks if it doesn't just blow out like you suggest. No worries.