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  1. John Britt gets the inside effect by applying a white glaze over a glaze rich in iron.. oilspot thrn white applied thickly. Might be what you are after.
  2. Not sure about title of this post. Fokr a specific person pm her. Visit her profile by clicking on her avatar then pm her
  3. If brushing i think if you glazed the interiors first then applied glaze to exteriors before the pots had dried then your pot walls would be too moist to take the necessary thickness of glaze on outside possibly.
  4. What info are you after? Choice of kiln Wiring of kiln to power supply Firing schedules Packing kiln. Better you identify your needs and you will simplify the process of getting help you need
  5. You don't need that Britt book:-)) Love them but books pretty attractive too!
  6. Is it soaking in or moving into an existing crack?
  7. Google Glazenerd you may get contact with him. He is totally into crystaline glazing and very helpful re claybodies and all things clay.
  8. Only on way up unless your kiln plummets downward or you are firing an almost empty kiln imo. An older potter was stunned when I asked her to put her red/ coloured clay coffee mugs she'd made since day one pf her potting life, filled with water, on a piece of paper overnight. We were having a conversation about how high we could fire before losing the attractive terracotta colour. She was shocked when the paper was damp the next morning. Never had any complaints in 50+ years of potting. ( after a few cups of milky tea I wonder if it would seal??????) Do not follow this practice at home:-/ However a mug left on the grandpiano or a vase of blooms , well.... Not trivialising this matter just adding to conversation, observations.
  9. Maybe a photo could help. Sand under sink to ease movement on shelves. Big heavy items I would be easing up to 600 on both firings
  10. Exactly. My glaze firing is rapid compared to my bisque. If any moisture in my clay wad base of cone pack or doesnt like the rate of firing, the clay wad cracks/ explodes from moisture content so I just chuck them in and bisque fire them....old dog here could learn a new trick but why? I have winged it in the past and have had the wads shatter..so no big deal to prefire them. Of course I dont do this with my bisque ones:-//
  11. Think lower firing programme too fsst. Change to After candling if ware is moist 100degC to 600
  12. I stick my glaze cones into clay and bisque before using in a glaze firing. I was taught this many moons ago. So I guess that at least I am consistent with the effects on all my glaze firing cones. This would be as Neil states above.imo
  13. Well I may be way off course but if more mass in kiln would mean the temp would drop less dramatically rate wise.. If shelves can be positioned so the platters are not near the element row. I try to leave an inch all round if poss. Platters not placed top or bottom . In my kiln the bottom is cooler so I guess when the kiln goes on full the ware on bottom shelf may be slammed up temp. wise. Poss more important in a bisque. And top opposite but heat loss on cool down more extreme. Small pits or as someone above mentioned kiln furniture to increase mass of load. Only my observations
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