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#1 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

I decided to fire up the kiln again. I have it packed with some Medium Fire stoneware and since I can't find my cone 04 cones (I swear I ordered some) I am using cone 05. From what I read it might help with better absorbtion of glaze anyways. I am keeping a log every time I change something like I did last time.

I hope I didn't make a mistake by stacking some of the pottery pieces. I know that many people do this but I am nervous about it.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

I decided to fire up the kiln again. I have it packed with some Medium Fire stoneware and since I can't find my cone 04 cones (I swear I ordered some) I am using cone 05. From what I read it might help with better absorbtion of glaze anyways. I am keeping a log every time I change something like I did last time.

I hope I didn't make a mistake by stacking some of the pottery pieces. I know that many people do this but I am nervous about it.




Hopefully This time I don't screw it all up!!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

Stacking pieces in a bisque firing is perfectly normal. You can stack them inside each other, as long as the pot on top contacts the bottom of the pot it sits in, so the weight is carried by the foot, not the lip. You can also stack foot to foot or lip to lip. You can lay pieces on their sides, or fire them upside down.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Stacking pieces in a bisque firing is perfectly normal. You can stack them inside each other, as long as the pot on top contacts the bottom of the pot it sits in, so the weight is carried by the foot, not the lip. You can also stack foot to foot or lip to lip. You can lay pieces on their sides, or fire them upside down.


yikes!! I do know that I put a pie plate (thin) on top of a bowl that I made thicker. I hope that doesn't mean I will have collapsed items. Going to turn it up to medium now.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

I usually fire dinner plates and small bowls in stacks of 5 or 6.
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#6 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

well, it shut off about 45 minutes ago. I cannot wait to open it up in the morning and see what is in store! :) I also realized that I needed to order some cone 5 for the glaze. I only had 4 and 6.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

You figure out some inventive and space saving techniques, when you have a bunch of student work to fire, in a short time.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

This may help you get over nervous.
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#9 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

This may help you get over nervous.
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Posted Image woa!!!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

That is just some silly stacking Mark......Silly in a good way.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

I had my first official successful bisque firing - I opened up the kiln this morning! Posted Image

I fricking cannot wait to have my first successful glaze firing!! (just need to glaze them this weekend and hopefully my cone5 cones show up! I owe my father in law a coffee cup in exchange for the kiln, so I hope to have it done before i see him tuesday. :)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

I have to admit- the large bowl in the back is hidden because it was perfect on the wheel, and stupid me forgot to use a bat.. so it colapsed in itself when I took it off. so i manually put it back up. It's warped and uneven.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

Your excitement makes me remember my excitement for the first firings. Let me tell you, though, it doesn't really go away! Which is a very good thing.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Your excitement makes me remember my excitement for the first firings. Let me tell you, though, it doesn't really go away! Which is a very good thing.

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