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Kiln Shut Off Too Early - Can I Refire These Pots?

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Hi - I was doing a glaze fire to cone 5 last night, and due to a dumb mistake on my part, the kiln shut off an hour too early.  My question is this: can I save these pots by refiring them to the correct temperature?  Can I do this without reglazing them?  Is it even worth it?  Any advice would be appreciated!  Thanks!

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Ok, great!  I'll try it, and let you know how it goes.  Thanks for your responses!

 

I noticed that the colors seem "muddier" fired too low...is this generally true, that firing at a higher temperature produces brighter, clearer colors? ( I'm using an electric kiln and Amaco glazes for cone 5&6). 

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Was this successful?   I have underfired a sculptural piece with matt glaze over underglazing bisqued.   Just come out looks like raw white glaze.    I would like to refire at the higher correct temperature, I had fired to 1080 C  and the glaze should be 1200-1280 C.      Appreciate any comments

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@AscotLady, if you don't like the way it looks now you really don't have anything to loose by refiring to the correct temperature. If it's a large or thick sculpture I would heat the kiln very slowly, especially through the 530 to 600C range. 

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Thank you - here is the finished Baby Hippo.  (Sorry cannot get the photo to reduce jpeg on my ipad ) Clear matt glaze shiny parts, but as its a sculpture it just adds to the interest.    Worked just fine.  Phew

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