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Kittykat

Member Since 09 Apr 2017
Offline Last Active Apr 25 2017 12:30 PM
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In Topic: In Search Of Kiln Space

18 April 2017 - 11:12 PM

Just wanted to update in case anyone was curious, I believe I found somewhere to fire! Very excited to finally order some porcelain 🤗

In Topic: In Search Of Kiln Space

11 April 2017 - 02:50 PM

@Neil thank you! I will ask my teacher tonight if that is something they may be willing to do. Otherwise the search continues!


In Topic: In Search Of Kiln Space

11 April 2017 - 10:59 AM

I mixed up my terminology (newb alert) :wacko: I did check what I wrote in my email, and I said "I am trying to find a kiln to rent space in (pay per shelf or a whole load) for porcelain firing (cone 10) and glazing (cone 6 food safe glazes)," but looking at that statement again it would vitrify during the initial firing and be unable to be glazed or refired at that point if I understand that correctly?

 

I haven't had any experience with porcelains before, and have been reading up on them (and just read a few threads on the forums about using them), and if cone 6 porcelains are just as strong as cone 10 and appropriate for  functional dinnerware, I would be very willing to try those. The studio I take classes in doesn't work with any porcelains, and takes more of the make your pot and put it on the shelf to be fired approach (they have a kilnmaster that does all the firing) and doesn't really delve too much into firing theory (as far as I am aware)..

I will start looking into cone 6 porcelain and may try and get some sample sets and see what works best for me. I'm not interested in throwing, only handbuilding (minimal slab work, I really like pinching and want to get that technique down).

 

I hope to take Antoinette Badenhorst's  porcelain e-courses eventually, but for now it will be a lot of trial and error on my own (and lots of reading). Thank you for the advice/comments, they are very much appreciated :).