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opening a hot kiln.... and the peeps?

updated tue 4 may 04


William Sheppard on sun 2 may 04

I have a simple solution to this peeping problem for all of us.

I once opened a kiln EARLY to "see" how a 6 piece set of matched white
geranium bowls had turned out. They looked great. I shut the kiln
satisfied that I had created something wonderful.

When I reopened the kiln later once it had cooled to room temp I
was "suprised" to see all six pieces had cracked. Only the stuff on the
top shelf cracked. The rest of the load was fine.

I now keep these pieces on a shelf near the kilns to REMIND me NOT TO

William A. Sheppard V.
Summer is here in Florida, thunder storms and HEAT.