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Impatience & drying pottery

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:unsure: I have some pots that I want to finish soon. They've been drying pretty nicely for about a week. There are no joins but some cut-outs. Our weather has been unseasonably cool & my workspace is in a cool basement. I am debating whether or not to try using our convection oven to speed things up! Risky? Thoughts?

 

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Nah that should work.  not after a week.  a week is a long time. 150 to 190 degrees for maybe 6 to 8 hours.  and then just be careful how you transport and pick up the ware.  can easily create  fine cracks at this time. 

though why convection oven.  are you firing in a community kiln - or your own kiln?  if your own kiln why not candle at 200 overnight and then start bisque.  

if community just find out if they candle overnight. 

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thank you for reminding me that there are still two pots in my kitchen oven.  the incessant rain continued through last night, today there is SUN in the blue sky.   i was glazing an needed to refire a few colors i did not like.   maybe pale blue will look better with purple on top?

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