Veena Raghavan on tue 23 dec 03
Hello fellow Clayarters,
One last question before the New Year. I am sure I will have many more in=
2004, as I am finally due to get my first electric kiln, I hope, in
I have some pieces that have been bisqued to cone 06 in the group studio.=
Once I get my own kiln, I would like to refire them to get them up to con=
04. My kiln will be a Skutt with a controller, no cone sitter. Can someon=
be kind enough to tell me how to go about this refiring without overfirin=
the bisque pieces.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and that 2004 will b=
a happier and saner year than 2003. My best wishes to all my friends at
Clayart. Thank you all for a wonderful exhange, for all the great
information, and for being there for all of us.
My special thanks to all the "gurus", and we do seem to have a growing
list, for all their wisdom. So many of us have learned so much from all o=
william schran on tue 23 dec 03
Veena wrote: >I have some pieces that have been bisqued to cone 06 in
the group studio.
Once I get my own kiln, I would like to refire them to get them up to cone
04. My kiln will be a Skutt with a controller, no cone sitter. Can someone
be kind enough to tell me how to go about this refiring without overfiring
the bisque pieces.<
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for setting the controller to
fire to cone 04. Place at least one (preferably 2, one at top, one at
bottom) cone pack, like 06, 04, 03 in front of a spy hole and fire
the kiln. Check the witness cones against the controller to be
certain the kiln fires to your desired cone.
You can probably fire this load a bit faster than a usual bisque
firing because you already driven off the water in the first firing.