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Smooth Bottoms On Kiln Fired Cups

09 March 2014 - 05:39 PM

Recently I have purchased two coffee mugs with exceptionally smooth feet below the fired glaze. I have been a hobby potter for years and cannot figure out how the potter got the porcelain so smooth on the bottom of the mug. One of the mugs has a rounded bottom with no feet but a smooth unglazed area where the glazed stops. I have a bunch of mugs that are bisque fired and ready to glaze but i would love the bottom of them to be like the ones i have purchased. Can anyone help me with this?


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Is it ever OK to use a kiln without a ventilation system?

07 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

I have a never been used but old kiln sitter type kiln and I wanted to use it in my garage. My garage is attached but there is an air tight door to the house. I didn't want to invest in a vent system yet because the kiln is old and I don't know if or how well it will work. I will leave the garage door open a bit for venting. Is this safe? Thank you, in advance, for your help!