Most anyone can figure out how to mix gas and air to produce heat in a kiln. What takes a little more expertise is firing a kiln with efficiency, regardless of what type of firing is being done. In today’s excerpt from Gas Kiln Designs and Firing, Hal Frenzel explains how understanding fuel combustion will help you make the most of your gas kiln.
In this post, experienced wood firing potter John Thies tells us about an instructional wood kiln he designed and shares his kiln plans. Plus, one of John’s students shares her experience using the kiln.
In today’s post, an excerpt from the March 2010 issue of Ceramics Monthly, which focuses on sustainability in the studio, Fred Herbst explains the design, construction, and results of the “glassagama,” a hybrid glass/ceramic anagama kiln.
As a studio artist, it is often hard to spend large sums of money, even if doing so would pay off in the long run, so glass artist Hugh Jenkins set out to determine just how well he could do with a home-built heat recuperator.
Wood Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips: Inspiration and Information for Making a Wood-Fired Kiln and Firing with Wood Available for Download!
Today’s post is an excerpt from our new free download, Wood Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips, in which Nesrin During shows us how to combine wood firing and raku firing. As you’ll see, wood firing isn’t just about high firing. You can build a simple raku kiln and fire your work with wood to get stunning results.
Electric Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips: Inspiration, Instruction and Glaze Recipes for Electric Ceramic Kilns Available for Download!
In today’s post, I am presenting an excerpt from our newest free download, Electric Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips: Inspiration, Instruction and Glaze Recipes for Electric Ceramic Kilns, which explains how Satori Yamaoka combines both oxidation and slight reduction to create amazing oil-spot surfaces in his innovative electric and propane kiln.