Stephani Stephenson on thu 23 jan 03
University of Oregon had a salt kiln which was fired to cone 6
We fired it quite often and got very nice results, very similar to cone
You may need to try different clay bodies ...
this really affected look of the ware . We had kind of a yuk cone 5
claybody, but experimenting with different
clays, white as well as iron bearing gave very nice results.
This was a regular downdraft kiln, we fired it like you would fire to
cone 10, and we didn't do particular heavy salting
it was an old kiln though with a lot of residual salt.
Pulled draw rings, got all the variations of surface one gets with
I'm sure a purist could insist it is not the same at a lower temp,
You do get hooked on the BIG MELT of cone 10, 11, and so on
but as I say results were quite pleasing.