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  1. Hi all! I'm just switching up my clay situation from a cone 10 to cone 6 and finding it a bit overwhelming with all the different brands and choices of clay - the last few years Ive been usuing mainly cone 10 B-mix with sand ( i like the grey color), soldate ( i love the medium brown speckled quality), and Jamaica for a dark option. So I'm trying to find comparable clay bodies for cone 6. If you have advice on great clay bodies to try or where to order them online that would be so helpful!! THANKS SO MUCH!
  2. Thank you everyone!! I really appreciate your feedback! I think I'm going to change to a cone 6 situation to keep my elements happy longer, but I need to do at least one or two cone 10 firings first as all the work I have drying is cone 10 clay... but seems like it won't be too much of a problem. C. Banks, the thought of digging up your own clay sounds amazing! What an awesome experience... would love to be able to do that one day!
  3. Thank you Min! I didnt know of Glazy so there's an awesome resource for me. I also had not heard about conditioning the elements so i will look into that more. I will read the whole manual and everything when the kiln arrives and I'm assuming all this stuff will be covered in there... And wow amazing the difference in element life span 100 degrees makes! I'd love to hear from anyone who actually fires to cone 10 in an electric kiln!
  4. Hi all, I've been working with ceramics for a few years, but always at studios where all the glazes are mixed and my work is fired for me. And they've all been cone 10 gas reduction. I've just ordered a kiln (skutt KM-1027 Kiln 208V 1P w FK) and am looking for more information on firing the electric kiln to cone 10. From what i understand it wears out the elements quite quickly and uses a lot more electricity? This makes sense, but it also it seems like there's not a lot of glaze choices for cone 10 oxidation fire? I will probably switch to cone 6 at some point, but for now i still have a bunch of cone 10 clay and work drying so the first couple of fires may need to be to cone 10. If anyone can offer advice - pitfalls/ possibilities of firing to cone 10 in an electric kiln? Which glazes can i use? Any advice/ encouragement would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, Nic
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