Would appreciate any help with this confusing glaze firing schedule.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:46 PM
Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:53 PM
Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:36 PM
what glaze are you using? Sounds too cool for a cystaline glaze, or does you glaze just have little bits of glass in it? T
Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:07 PM
Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:01 PM
Contemporary Fine Colored Porcelain
TRY ... FAIL ... LEARN ... REPEAT
Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:07 PM
Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:25 PM
Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:12 PM
Do you have a computer control?
If so, this is fairly simple to program in on a custom type of schedule. You should have basic directions in your manual.
If you do not have a computer ... I would volunteer that it looks like a standard Cone 5 firing with 3 hrs of controlled cooling.
Anyone know how to do controlled cooling without a computer???
Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:17 PM
Your kiln manual should explain how to enter a firing program. I find it helpful to write out exactly what I must enter before actually programming the kiln. If you don't have a manual, you should be able to download one from the manufacturer's website.
I assume you know how crystalline glazes run and how to deal with that. Bill Schran has a great website which includes this PDF about using crystalline glazes. Cone6Crystals.pdf
Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:19 PM
Sorry I have no experience with those glazes. Is the firing schedule you describe from Laguna? If so I would give it a try. T
Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:30 PM
you have signed in as a newbie. if you are really new, you should know that you might be talking about one of two completely different things. if you bought a jar of a glaze with the word crystalline in its name and it says fire to a particular cone number, do that. contact the manufacturer of the glaze for answers. you may not need to slow cool.
if you are really new it is unlikely that you are trying to produce a truly crystalline glaze, the kind that requires very careful monitoring and a slow cooling and a "spare" at the bottom to catch the runoff that will occur. so some of the previous posts will not apply depending on what it is you plan to achieve. look at the website for Pottery Boys to see their crystalline glazes to see if that is what you are attempting. if so, you need much more instruction.
i suspect you are in the first category. good luck.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:04 PM
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:51 PM
someone posted the very article i just mentioned. it can be found on page 4 of the post about Steven Hill's firing schedule for bisque. go figure.
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