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 there a way you know of to program this way? I was planning…Continue
What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I have been making pots for 17 years. I have fired in most types of kilns, built a gas kiln, and currently fire to both cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction. One of my main interests is glaze chemistry and innovation, though I have only been working on this for 3 or 4 years and have a lot of experimenting ahead of me. I currently work as purveyor of clay and supplies at Clayworks SUpplies in in Alexandria, VA.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I recently acquired an electric kiln and am in the process of developing cone 6 glazes. All of my glazes previously had been for cone 10 reduction. I am excited about the possibilities of ash glazes at cone 6, artificial reduction with silicone carbide, and other glaze types that utilize the convenience of electric kilns but are more interesting than what many of think of as traditional "boring" oxidation glazes. I'm encouraged to see what others have been able to achieve!
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