Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:42 AM
Thanks John ... finding the proper niche for firing that work successfully is what has me so interested in heatwork, ramping, cooling etc. Controlled cooling has cut my loses by at least half but I think controlling the actual heatwork will go even further with this.
At the last NCECA there was an excellent presentation on the future of firing and heatwork. Ever since we potters got computers on our kilns and started playing with them, the importance of knowing the real heatwork is going up. Most of what they were saying went over my head, but once they started showing pictures I began to get it and it was exciting and fascinating.
This is just early days though and there is a lot more research to be done.
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