Firing firing paper in an electric kiln
Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:52 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:19 AM
I used for fire all sorts of paper filled pots and sculptural pieces in an electric kiln. I would not recommend doing so, however, without an exhaust fan. Paper tends to smolder and create large volumes of smoke before it burns. Once paper ignites, it generally burn very quickly and can produce flames that will jump out any openings in the kiln. Leaving the top of the kiln propped open as the temperature reaches the combustion temperature of the paper will help to get smoke out faster...after that, fire as usual.
Take a few extra steps to make sure that there is nothing near (or above) the kiln that is combustible.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 07:49 PM
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