Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Happy New Year!
I wanted to ask if anyone has a good way to fire glazed ornaments? I hung mine from high temp wire on a bead bar. The bead bar warped and all the ornaments sagged and fused together. The bead bar was suppose to be strong enough for a cone 6 fire which is used. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
The rods are from Kemper & are CBBH bars. They are 11" long & $6.45/each for 6 or more. I might try the ceramic rods for the high fire bead rack. I think they are only $1.40/each. When you cut the metal ones in half, they are only 5 1/2" long. That works for most ornaments if you don't push them too far down in the soft brick. The ceramic ones are 6" long & they might work better putting them in a hard shelf. jhp
Thank you Jeff for your response, I will give it a try with the ceramic rods you suggested. Love the beautiful work in your picture:)...Tracy
Thanks Tracy! Bear in mind that I have not taken these to ^10, but only to ^5. They say that they will go to ^10, but I haven't had a need to do that yet. The ones I made last month are only going to ^3. I haven't finished any yet, but will post pictures when they are done(assuming that they aren't hideous!). I haven't gotten them all poured yet, nor bisqued(soft), cleaned, underglazed, re-bisqued, & then glaze fired. It's a long process, & I got a late start. The good thing is that I now have my own molds & can make ornaments on my own time & process. jhp