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Firing Schedule - Fine tuning your electric kiln controller

 I am working with an Orten controller on my electric kiln.  In spite of low use (<30 firings) my thermocouple doesn't appear to read ve…

Started by Brent FarlerLatest Reply

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Ruined cups

Can someone please tell me why every cup on the left side of the kiln bloated and cracked on the bottom while every cup on the right side o…

Started by Robert spicer

2 Apr 17, 2021
Reply by Norm Stuart

Question about kiln repair (please help!)

I have a question.  I just dropped my lid to my 17" Skutt P10 kiln and it shattered.  It stayed together thankfully but is not usable right…

Started by John Talbot

0 May 9, 2020

Firing question re Crystalline Glazes

I'm planning to test a couple of crystalline glazes. I don't really want a whole kiln full of test pots, nor a kiln with just a couple of p…

Started by Ayjay

2 Sep 18, 2019
Reply by Ayjay

Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface

I like to use cornstarch with my classes to keep my flexible rubber stamps from sticking to the clay surface but a kiln tech at one of my a…

Started by Barbara Hanselman

6 Mar 4, 2018
Reply by Barbara Hanselman

Am I dense or what

I'm having difficulty understanding cooling segments. How can a kiln cool at 999degrees per hour (1900 from 2115)when it seems to take fore…

Started by catherine simmons

2 Jun 30, 2017
Reply by catherine simmons

Warm Glass

Has anyone else fused frit into a glass bowl? We've been asked to do a glass project, which is apparently called "warm glass" being fired…

Started by Norm Stuart

14 Aug 6, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

Type-S thermocouple

Is in Germany the least expensive place to purchase a Type-S thermocouple? The €95.80 price, roughly $107, is well le…

Started by Norm Stuart

4 Jul 2, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

Firing to cone 6 twice in the same firing?

So I have a curious question for all you cone 6 firers out there. I recently refired a few pots and the glaze was completely free of microd…

Started by Joseph Fireborn

14 Jun 28, 2016
Reply by Pat

Scheduling slow-cool cycles after you have reached temp

Hi all - I did not schedule a slow cooling cycle when I fired the kiln, but decided after it had reach temp that I wanted to try it.  Is th…

Started by Ian Hall-Hough

5 Mar 10, 2016
Reply by Jeff Poulter

Firing pots with lids on

I recently did a bisque firing and had problems with cracking of my small storage jars. They didn't actually fall apart, but cracks are cle…

Started by Tom Humphries

3 Nov 4, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart



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