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I'm hoping someone could help me. I have a friend with a pottery studio in her basement and this year she is experiencing high levels of moisture in her home. Before I start looking into how to help solve the problem I'm wondering if anyone else has had issues with basement studios increasing the moisture levels of the home. Her house is energy efficient and was tested as being "tight" Could the drying process of the clay be increasing the amount of moisture in her home?
My Kiln has been in a unheated shed for the past 6 mo. and even though covered with a wool blanky and tarps- I started it up to make sure everything was Okay, and it is but it is steaming like a sauna bath. It has been over an hr. Will it stop? Is there a way to dry it out before I try to fire anything?
So, I got tired of hearing from a certain group of people I know in real life about how silly I am to think that a bubble left inside of clay won't explode during firing. Literally eye-rolling when I tried to tell them YOU GUYS said on my ceramic arts daily forums that that is a myth. I tried to explain this is trapped moisture and not trapped air. I took a further risk as both they, and I, have taken the inevitable college pottery classes where about 10% of the work blows up, and the teacher blames it on the students not having learned how to wedge properly, when really, -I'm guessing anywa