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why did firing chicken bones ruin my kiln?

updated tue 24 apr 01


suzanne botello on mon 23 apr 01

In the recent thread about clay baked chicken, it reminded me of something that happened several years ago.  A friend was borrowing my electric kiln to experiment and fired some chicken bones.  It ruined the kiln.  At the time I didn't know from anything except that the kiln doctor said something about the carbon.  Does anyone know why this would happen?  And can you fire organic things in an electric kiln?  And what about the clay baked deal?  Thanks for any information you might have. 


Suzanne Botello

Mudpie Studios

Flagstaff, Arizona, wishing NCECA would come here in 2004

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