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Total newbie kiln help needed

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#1 poeticjustice78



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:05 AM

Attached File  1364446845583.jpg   333.22KB   10 downloadsHello everyone,

I am brand new to clay after taking a small class at a bead retreat here in Australia.

I have a heap of pieces made that are beads, pendants etc for jewellery,and it is all dry ready for firing.

I have a bit 20 year old kiln here from Tetlow (an Aussie brand) and it is manual. I am wondering if anyone can tell me how you use it as I am not familiar with the dials at all.

One knob has 0-100 in increments of 10's
the other has a horizontal sitting numbered semi circle with numbers 0-1200 going up by 200's and a twist dial with numbers 0-12 and X 100 under that.

I am unsure what they should be set to..
I also make glass beads so will be using it to anneal them at around 500 egrees and also the clay pendants at around 1000.

and how long should I fire from greenware to bisque for?

Thanks in advance

#2 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:31 AM

Try calling the company. They are in Blackburn Australia. Here is the number.

Phone: (03) 9877 4188

Marcia Selsor, Professor Emerita,Montana State University-Billings

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