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Hey there! If anyone has some insight on this, I could really use an opinion. I have an Even Heat lowfire kiln that has a max firing temp of 2300 Fahrenheit. It currently handles 150 volt and plugs into a regular outlet in the garage. I have been wanting to fire at higher temps but this kiln takes forever to make it to ^04. And I tried to fire ^6 glaze once but after 20+ hours, it never reached temp. My plan has then been to convert it to 220 volt and make a new cord/plug, hoping the extra juice would get it to fire higher or faster. My concern is that because ^6 can reach 2250F, that would be pushing my old kiln to it's absolute limit. Would converting the voltage make that doable? Or is that too dangerous? Thank you for any insight you can give me! I don't want to cause a fire from blindly experimenting, haha!
I have two pieces and am applying underglaze on top of glaze. Will it work? First piece is Laguna Ward's Red Cone 06 earthenware with cone 06 clear glaze (already fired.) Trying to fix something, so I added some underglaze and plan to add more cone 06 clear glaze. Do you recommend two firings -- one for the new underglaze, one for the additional clear glaze? Second piece: Laguna White B-Mix Cone 10 with cone 6 clear glaze (already fired.) Again, trying to fix something, so I added underglaze and plan to add Cone 6 clear glaze to the new underglazed bits. Do you recommend two firings -- one for the new underglaze (maybe at low-fire 06 level) and then high-fire cone 6 for the clear glaze? Thank you for your thoughts. Susan