I have a couple of questions if someone would be so kind. I've recently purchased a Paragon Caldera XL Kiln and I have a porcelain sculpture - tall, standing figure - that I'd like to fire. I used a wood kabob stick to keep the sculpt sanding when I made it and it is not coming out without a lot of work. I remember reading that some things can burn off in a kiln, will this? Will that cause any damage to the kiln or sculpture? And what, if any, material can I use that will burn off safely in a kiln?.
I have also seen some posts about slumping and the need to support porcelain when firing - do I need to be concerned about that? The people I purchased the kiln from recommended I do a pre-heat and then fire to cone 6. I am not glazing, just firing.