Electric Reduction Is Alive & Well - Though Not Yet on Main Street

Terry Fallon says it is doable and you can get 200 firings on a set of elements.  I had never heard of it (other than sagger firing) until he joined our network, but it is a real process practiced with several methods.  At first glance, there doesn't seem to be a lot of detailed information out there for us to look at.  Hopefully, members will post links to relevent information as they find it. It is a fascinating concept.  I found this article from someone who tried electric reduction and failed miserably.  Then there was this clayart posting from our our own John Post back in 1999 who got some positive results, using methods from Niels Lou's book The Art of Firing.  Maybe John will tell us how far he went with this technique, as well as when and why he stopped using the technique. Apparently electric reduction is practiced pretty extensively in Japan. 

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Hello - very impressive results and an interesting way to go - either with Fallonator or with a home made variety.  I am curious as to the cost of the firings themselves.  How much propane is used per firing using either the barbeque tank variety or the Fallonator variety?  And, very curious as to the cost of the Fallonator system.  Just went to the Fallonator website and did not see any cost info.  Cheers, MJ
 

There is a lot of information on the web.

I do not intend to use this forum as a sales platform

 

This Web Site is not under Fallonator Products TM control, but it has a lot of good information about Fallonator.com MT

From One of Our Satisfied Customers 

http://puttgarden.com/crystal/tech/Vendors/fallon/fallon.html

I just had a conversation with Mel Jacobson it was quite nice to talk to someone who does a lot of reduction in electric kilns. You mention a few years ago he was tinkering around I get the impression that he is still going strong.

Comparing notes from the Fallonator process and form his Jacobson’s process, we fine important differences, but we both get you to the same place, a true reduction firing in a Electric Kiln.

Let’s change the name of this thread from “Are you kidding” to “It’s about time”  

  

terry

 

ps I asked to be friends Nick, but have not heard back. I tried to apologize for my over the top response to you, I am trying to be as apologetic as I can.

Hey Terry,

 

That's great you talked with Mel.  I'm sure he'd be great to have on board with your project.  I know from all he's done through the years with Clayart he's a treasure trove of information.  Just so there's no confusion, I didn't take any offense at all to anything you said.  I see you as a pioneer and respect all your doing with your project.  I guess I'm just not that familiar with the format of this Ning.  I've been trying for the last few minutes to approve the friend frequest, but still can't figure the damn thing out. 

 


§terry fallon said:

I just had a conversation with Mel Jacobson it was quite nice to talk to someone who does a lot of reduction in electric kilns. You mention a few years ago he was tinkering around I get the impression that he is still going strong.

Comparing notes from the Fallonator process and form his Jacobson’s process, we fine important differences, but we both get you to the same place, a true reduction firing in a Electric Kiln.

Let’s change the name of this thread from “Are you kidding” to “It’s about time”  

 

terry

 

ps I asked to be friends Nick, but have not heard back. I tried to apologize for my over the top response to you, I am trying to be as apologetic as I can.

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