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Knewcomb

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  1. Isn't money always the answer? I'm buying a new kiln and can only go up to 120v without running 175ft of heavy voltage wire and I can get a relatively larger low fire kiln compared to the high fire models. I was wondering more if people found major differences in working with the different temperature clays as well as any strength differences. And this probably quite a noob question but all the premade bisque ware that those pottery painting studios use are they actually low fire or are they also mid fires? Katherine
  2. Thanks for the responses, I was considering cone six in the higher firing range since its above 2000f even though it's technically mid fire I wouldn't be able to use it with the lower temp kiln. I generally make small pieces of sculpture (about6-8 inches tall) or pendants for jewellery and do glaze them. I'm worried about strength in so far as I'm always afraid that things I've given people will break in everyday use. The one thing none of the courses I took ever covered was how to tell after firing if pieces were cured properly which is a big reason I want a controller. Katherine
  3. I've always worked with cone 6 porcelain just because that's what the community studio used. I bought a small kiln a few years ago but didn't know enough to get a computerized controller. I'm getting a new kiln and am debating if I really need one that goes up to cone ten or if a low fire (2000F) would suffice. So this time i'm asking before buying, what differences do you find working with low fire compared to high fire clays? I do sculpture as opposed to throwing.
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