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In Topic: Another Jewelry Question....

11 November 2014 - 04:07 PM

if the clay you use is rated for cone 4-6(2150-2232) that means that is the vitrifaction(maturing) temp that makes the clay as hard as possible. If you fire to  04(1900) then all you have done is fired to bisk(half way to maturing) temp for that clay body.

If you have a low temp earthenware clay that matures at 1900(04) that's as high a temperature as that clay can fire without melting.

You might find a good book at your clay supply resource that can explain the differences and reasons for the maturing temp and uses of different clays.


In Topic: Bats-

10 November 2014 - 03:50 PM

1.Square Masonite, cheap, home depot will cut for little or nothing.


2.Mexican free tail as they emerge from the cave at sunset in San Antonio, TX

You asked :D


In Topic: Uh Oh, Clay Drying Out In Pugmill

31 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

You might have to take the barrel off to clean it out if the above suggestion don't work for you. Not that hard just a pain.


In Topic: Propane Set-Up Requirements For Hi-Fire Downdraft Kiln

31 October 2014 - 04:31 PM

Can you replace the support beam with a steel beam and metal 2x4's to get the code warrior to pass it?

Just  a thought.


In Topic: Glazing 101 Question

30 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

There will be changes on refires, what they will be only testing will determine.

I have heard that potter's choice have different firing schedules for different glazes, it might be best to contact them about details on firing with different clays.

Why not make up a bunch of test tiles that can go into every firing so that you can build a library of glazes and effects as well as refire tiles.

Yes you can add a glaze over a fired glaze and there again testing will give you info about how your kiln fires.