Min Posted August 14, 2022 Report Share Posted August 14, 2022 In a recent thread the subject of drying less than bone dry pots in the kiln came up in which the suggestions were to keep the temp at or below 180F to avoid blowing things up. This jogged my memory of an article by Tony Hansen where he states it's okay to candle / dry out greenware up to 240F without issues. I know it seems logical to keep the temp below the boiling point of water but is it necessary? If one can get the same results with drying the pots out at 240F rather than below 212F it seems logical to do so. In a perfect world we would have temperature, humidity and air flow control to have the perfect drying conditions but that's not likely for most studio potters. I haven't gone up to 240F in temperature for candling greenware, wondering if anybody has and were there any issues? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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