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Okay, just started my class at the art center and my wonderful teacher, sculptor Linda Lewis, here in Des Moines, scolded me as she asked if I pre-heated. Um, no mam. Crap. But then she told a story of a thing she fired for a student with a 12 hour pre-heat and it blasted out a side. Lesson for me now, just slow down and let them dry for a month. Poke holes. hollow out, in the end, it will result in a more quality piece anyway.

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9 hours ago, MollyMac said:

Okay, just started my class at the art center and my wonderful teacher, sculptor Linda Lewis, here in Des Moines, scolded me as she asked if I pre-heated. Um, no mam. Crap. But then she told a story of a thing she fired for a student with a 12 hour pre-heat and it blasted out a side. Lesson for me now, just slow down and let them dry for a month. Poke holes. hollow out, in the end, it will result in a more quality piece anyway.

I think it’s time to show her the cool infrared trick for those precious pieces that just have to get fired and have to be dry. She may appreciate a more goof proof way of determining whether things are ready to go into a community kiln as well.

still wet sculpture

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Dry sculpture

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