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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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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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neilestrick    1,381

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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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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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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Benzine    610

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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I had my first official successful bisque firing - I opened up the kiln this morning! biggrin.gif

 

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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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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atanzey    6

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.

 

Alice

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Pres    896

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.

 

Alice

 

 

Christmas everytime I open a kiln!

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