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Hello, my name is Devon. My parents are avid collectors of Red Wing Pottery and unfortunately their house burned down yesterday. While most of the piece were able to be salvaged unbroken, they all received smoke damage. The dishware and figures as well as the more recent crocks seem fine after a wash, but the porous items such as the older crocks and jugs have absorbed the stench. I wonder if anyone in your society has experience in this type of situation or has any advice for us. Can anything be done? Thank you for your consideration.
I have no experience with this problem. I suggest leaving the items out doors for an extended period of time. The fresh air (wind) may help lessen the odor.