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sandi

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  1. thanks much for your input..........I called up Skutt and have also been working with Perry on a VERY slow firing schedule with at least 24 hrs. on the soaking / h20 evaporation/ candling segment........So another 3 weeks or so to wait now till pieces dry...........and THEN I'll be keeping ( everything) crossed ................( yes we are firing down as well with the schedule Perry suggested ........)
  2. great to be getting responses here.........So taking Neil's recommendations into account I will use the ramp/hold side - and preheat thru the h20 evaporation period - for at least 24 hrs. then. I was going to settle each piece ( 3 sections) into a bed of grog - would you recommend a clay cookie instead ? Do any of you have a recommended ramp/hold schedule ? This firing can afford to be l o n g and v e r y slow - it is a commission i can't afford to have explode in the kiln .............thanks all .
  3. thanks for the input............The good news on these pieces are they have no back only a 'facade' .......as they will hang on a metal frame vertically in a wall niche..........( attached a photo ). In reality the thickness is likely to be mainly 1 inch to maybe 2 " in the end...............Yes i will fire them on a bed of grog vertically on end with support walls for each one. You would concur with previous response to fire very slow thru quartz inversion as well then ..........so holding not only 24 hours @ 180 degrees but at what temp as well ? ( hope the image attaches - not evident ......) thanks much and hope to hear back from you .........sandra
  4. i'm using an earthenware , will fire @ 06 or 04 ( bisque / possibly 1x-fire). Pieces non-grogged /not paper clay ( due to fine surface finishing via rasping). Pieces 26" tall / varying thickness from 1"-3". Any experience with such firings would be greatly appreciated. Using a rented digital skutt kiln. What firing schedule would you recommend ? Is it possible to NOT use the ramp/hold side and use instead the programed SLOW setting with a HOLD thru the water evaporation for 12 ???? or 24 ????? hours . Please advise ..................sandra
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