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#1 CilleyCeramics



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

Hi there,

So I think I've officially made my first huge kiln mistake.... Somehow this morning when I started a glaze firing in my classroom (to 03) I managed to set the kiln on HIGH not low...... HOW THE HECK DID I MANAGE TO DO THIS?! Anyways.... The kiln was on high until I went to turn it up about 2 hours later..... I have turned it back down to medium at this point.

Is all hope totally lost?

#2 Mark C.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:09 AM

I think you may be fine-just finish fire like regular.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:23 AM

I agree. Since you were starting from cold , it shouldn't have been to shocking.
Finish as usual.
Let us know how it turns out.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

As long as everything was bisqued already you should have no problems.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

As everyone said above, there should be no problem. Unless there are problems, you have just learned how to fire your kiln correctly.

E pur si muove.

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#6 oldlady


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

i noticed that my kiln goes off with the sitter and the knobs are all on high when that happens. i am careful to take them back to off when i open the kiln. maybe yours was on high from a previous firing. all is well.
"putting you down does not raise me up."

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