Dave Eitel on sat 31 may 97
If pots are fired to bisque temperature (^06 range) in a kiln used for ^10
saltglazing, what's the likelihood that residual salt might fume the
bisqueware and affect the ware if it were glazed and fired in regular
Cedar Creek Pottery
Louis Katz on sun 1 jun 97
We used to regularly bisque pots in a salt kiln at Camp Tamarack (now Camp =
in Flint Michigan. We found that we could only bisque to 08 with impunity. =
the memories of that experience are getting old, and I think we may have had
problems with hot spots in the kiln. =BFDon't turn your burners up too high =
you will volitalize less salt no? probably aslo depends on the clay body and
amount of salt left in the kiln after the last firing.
Texas A=26M University Corpus Campus
Xelafred@aol.com on sun 1 jun 97
In my experience, there would be very little residual salt at cone 06.
Although in firing planters to 03 in a salt kiln, I have found some residual
salt in burner port areas where the temp has pushed 01+
The other factor, of course, is how heavily salted up is your kiln.
All the best, Peter Jackson
Paul Jay - Little Creek Fine Arts-Harmony, PA on tue 3 jun 97
Dave Eitel wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> If pots are fired to bisque temperature (^06 range) in a kiln used for ^10
> saltglazing, what's the likelihood that residual salt might fume the
> bisqueware and affect the ware if it were glazed and fired in regular
> (non-salt) reduction?
> Dave Eitel
> Cedar Creek Pottery
> Cedarburg, WI
I fired salt in a 65 cu. ft. catenary for 20 years and have always been
amazed at the myths that surround this subject. When I had been firing
for about a year I recieved a commission that did not require salt
finish. I'll admit I was worried when I fired the kiln to cone 9
(flat), but when I opened it up there was almost no indication that salt
had ever been used. I reasoned that in order for me to get a really
good surface on my pots normally I had to throw in 12lb. of soda 1/2
table salt-1/2 baking soda. Since I didn't use any there were only a
few hints of salt and those were near the firebox. It was a really rich
surface on the bare clay(stoneware) and nothing on the porcelain.
Have a great firing.
From western PA where we get 93 sunny days a year. I'm still waiting
for the next 90.