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Karen B

Member Since 11 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 12 2016 02:42 PM
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Going Gas, Need Some Direction

10 August 2016 - 04:08 PM

Hi, so it's been awhile since I've been here on this forum. We've empty nested and moved to NJ from Mass. My studio contents have been in storage for the last 7 months. In a few weeks, I will have a house and a studio again! I have been taking classes at TASOC in Demarest to stay sane. I fell hard for the reduction look there. Since I sold my electric kiln before we moved, I am in need of a new kiln and plan to buy a gas kiln and fire to cone 6.

 

What I know:

There is a natural gas line right near the garage wall where I will set up (indoors). 

I will need the right size fitting to the kiln for the gas.

There is a high window that I can vent out of.

I probably will get a Bailey....

 

OK, that's it! ha ha not much.

 

Questions:

 

-Can I bisque in the gas kiln?

-How much of the time during the firing do I need to be doing something?

-Will my cone 6 electric glazes look fabulous fired in reduction?

-Things to consider when shopping for the kiln? 

-Please recommend a good step by step book for firing with gas and reducing.

-I'd love to take a workshop but haven't seen anything.... have you?

-What do I need to know?

Thank you for any help!

Karen

 

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Come see the reduction work I've done (but not fired myself) at Peter's Valley Craft Show Sept 24th and 25th!