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  1. @neilestrick thanks, I was just going to do everything 04 and different shelves, I couldn’t understand what the problem would be so long as everything is dry
  2. Hi, I was listening to a podcast the other day and the potter said about not bisque firing earthenware & stoneware pieces in the same firing. I was just about to do this. Does anyone know why not? Thanks
  3. Hi JohnnyK Thank you. I've just added a photo. Its a bots glaze that has the crystals in it. The kiln was cold when I opened it, not sure of the exact temperature but there was no warmth there at all. The bisque firing was 04 (wondering if I should of done 03 to tighten things up a bit), then the glaze was 05. It's an old sitter kiln so I'm afraid I never know the exact temperatures, it just shuts off when the bar has gone. You can't really see any crackle on the pieces but I've tested some and they are not water tight so its definitely cracked. I really don't think I applied it that thickly and wondering if there were just too many crystal particles on my pieces. This is my first time glazing in this kiln and I've also ordered a plain glaze to test out. Emma
  4. Hello, I have recently set up my home studio to practice pottery alongside my course. I have a question about my glaze firing and wondered if anyone could help? I’ve just done my first glaze firing, I used Botz brush on glaze on my bisque fired white earthenware (bisque fired to 04) and glaze fired at 05. I’m wondering if I should of also done it on 04 as now they are out of the kiln they are pinging like a tinkling noise. The kiln was left for 24hrs before unloading. Ive read that this occurs also when the glaze doesn’t fit the clay, but the glaze is an earthenware glaze so I don’t really understand. Does anyone have any ideas on what I’m doing wrong? Thank you Emma
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