I'm new to the forums, have been lurking for a while but finally decided to sign up and add one more username and password which I will have difficulty remembering to my long list of the same...
I've been doing pottery on and off for years but only recently have I finished (almost finished) setting up my new studio space and decided to pursue pottery full time. I'm the type that likes to jump into things with both feet and as such have just completed my first bisque firing in my new-to-me kiln. It's an old cone arts kiln with a kiln sitter. It underfired as I didn't have the sitter adjusted properly. It fired approximately 2 cones too low. Fired to about cone 06 when it should have fired to cone 04.
My quesiton to the experts here in the forum... What are your thoughts on glazing and firing underfired bisque in electric cone 6 ox. I'd prefer to not have to re-bisque fire. My only thoughts are to be concerned with my glaze application being too thick due to the under-vitrification of the body and maybe to consider a slower firing schedule to be sure the bisque has off-gassed as much of it's carbon content as possible before the final glaze fire temp?
Am I heading for a kiln full of offerings to the kiln gods? I've always had others to help with the firing so at this point, the science of firing is all new to me. Just the way I like it.