I am interested in reducing the length of glaze firing for my pots. I was told, or rather, I always assumed, that you need to fire slowly to about 600ºC, then get up to temperature asap. I fire at 1255ºC, electric. (sorry not familiar with cone systems).
I have come across pottery bloggers who claim the need to fire slowly is a myth. After all, the industry fires tiles in 45 minutes from crude. And once, I had some pieces of porcelain fired by a kiln technician who set up the program to finish in 6 hours! and it worked.
I use an electric kiln and don't want to damage it by doing crazy firings.
Can I really do a firing cycle for porcelain in 6 hours? Pieces previously bisqued.
Any suggestions, much appreciated,
Alina AlbuMember Since 27 Jun 2012
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My name is Alina Albu and after a few twists and turns life deposited me on the beautiful shores of Portugal where I dream of living off the fat of the land (i.e. clay).
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