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Kittykat

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

11 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

Hi everyone! :)

 

New member here, I've been reading posts left and right, so much helpful information!

I thought I read a post similar to my question but I can't seem to find it now ...

 

I am a pretty new potter (been years since I worked with clay whatsoever) and have been trying to find a potter with kiln space I can rent on a regular basis, or pay per load.

I am trying to work with solely porcelain, but am having difficulty finding somewhere to fire it.

The studio kiln I have access to only allows firing and glazing of clay bought from them (understandable), and I am unable to have a kiln in my apartment (nor do I feel comfortable having one until I've been doing this steadily for a good 6 months-1 year or more). I checked the kiln space list on the big ceramic store page, and haven't heard anything from the two potters listed for my state (NC).

 

Does anyone happen to know of any potters in the Winston-Salem/Raleigh/Charlotte area (mid-to-western North Carolina) that might be willing to meet me and set up an arrangement for me to fire my work in their kiln?

I would be firing porcelain to cone 10 for bisque ware, and to cone 6 for glazing (using food safe glazes). The size of my pieces would be small (teacups and bowls holding 8-12 oz. or roughly a 1/4 L, ) and very small (pendants/earrings). Thickness of each piece would be 1/2" at most (about 1 1/4 cm). I would like to also fire some plates for dinnerware, but can hold off on that for now if only a small kiln is available for use.

 

If anyone knows anyone or can point me in the direction of where I need to look it would be greatly appreciated!