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eleanwa

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  1. Thanks, that has been the concensus from other people I have asked. It's not an emergency. Thanks again.
  2. I just realized that when I cracked my kiln lid to start my glaze firing that the dial was set to high instead of low. For the first hour of my glaze firing I had the kiln on high temp instead of low... I saw that the pieces inside looked a little gray and any of the black glazes seemed really dark because the lid was cracked. I turned the dial to the low setting and left the kiln lid propped open. Is what I have done irreparable? I was going to revert to my original schedule. 1 hour on low, 1 hour on medium and then high until the cone bends. If you have any tips to help me trouble shot, I know kiln fail. Thanks.
  3. Hi Neil,

    I just finished a glaze firing to Cone 6 in my small manual electric kiln. I used Coyote Cone 6 glazes in a SNO Industries kiln. The kiln sitter tripped after firing 4 on low with lid slightly open, 4 hours medium, and roughly 4 hours on High. The small mug seemed to be leaking water, once I washed it it is holding my cup of coffee and not leaking at all. A larger vase I made is holding some water now but leaking and water is seeping out. 

     

    Can you tell me why some pieces seep water or don't hold water after being glaze fired?

     

    Thanks,

    Eleanor

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    2. eleanwa

      eleanwa

      Hi Neil,

      Thanks for the tip, I hope to fire next time on that schedule. Should I get a box of Cone 7's?

       

      Eleanor

    3. neilestrick

      neilestrick

      What clay body are you using?

    4. eleanwa

      eleanwa

      I purchased this clay from a company in Baton Rouge, Alligator Clay. The kind I am using is Mid Range 212 - Black Pepper.

      From their site:

      This is a relatively smooth, stoneware type clay, which may be fired at cone 4-6. When fired this clay is light brown with darker speckles. Good clay for throwing or sculpture.

  4. Hi, I just bought a used SNO Industries Model P11. The interior is 11 x 11". It didn't come with a manual, did yours come with it or did you find it online? I am totally new to firing by myself and would love some tips for getting started. Thanks!
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