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  1. It is easy to procrastinate, for me anyway. About six months ago, a small glob of crystalline glaze missed the catcher and landed on the kiln floor. I always fire cone six, so it never became a problem. A week ago I decided to test a cone 11 porcelain body and fired up to 2345F. That little 1/2" glob melted through the bottom of the kiln, creating an exhaust port for 2345F heat to come out. (Think rocket booster at NASA.) So here is the photographic evidence and a cautionary tale about kiln safety and upkeep. Nerd

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