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best way to see cones in electric firing

updated thu 2 apr 98


Edward Cowell on sun 29 mar 98

I have found that I must have 2 peep holes open in order to see cones - one
just isn't enough. Brushing a line of black iron oxide and water up the
full length of each cone really helps also. For me, this latter step was
only necessary for a glaze firing (cone 6) - not the bisque.

Laurie Cowell

GURUSHAKTI on wed 1 apr 98

Dear Laurie:

Brushing iron oxide on a cone could affect the cone melt. Maybe you could
choose a more refractory colorant like cobalt or chrome, if you feel the need
to do that.

Warm regards,