Jump to content

Firing Porcelain


Recommended Posts


I am using Flax Paper Clay Porcelain ES6000 to make some small flowers and the finished pieces are around 1cm thick at the fattest point.  The issue I have is that I have no idea how to go about firing and glazing porcelain.  

Do I bisque fire porcelain?  If yes what temperature should I fire to? 

Can I fire porcelain in the same firing as other clays (B17C Stoneware) ? 

Looking on the Scarva website it says the firing temperature is 1220ºC  - 1280ºC but I am unsure as to what temperature the clay stops being able to absorb glaze? 

Thank you so much in advance!! 



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Porcelain is clay so yes bisque fire to burnout organics and make it sintered and sturdy to handle / decorate - and fire to its rated cone. The range you have posted indicates that is a cone 10 claybody. Bisque to 04 / 05 glaze to 10 would be typical. Since these are flowers you may want to consider using a lower firing range claybody.

Edited by Bill Kielb
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.