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Posted 19 Mar 2013I live in a house build in 1906. I would like to run a(n electric) 10 cubic foot kiln up to cone 8 in the little peripheral garage/shed/shop. The house has modern stoves washers, dryers, etc. If I ran a 210 line out from the washer and dryer would that be OK to run? Is this even something to worry about or CAN wiring heat up and cause fires?
Posted 4 Feb 2013Just got some of this stuff. I'm wondering what will happen to it if I fire it at cone 6. It's rated specifically as an 04-5 clay.
Will it totally completely melt or just slouch a little or what? I only bought 25lbs and I have a 10cu/ft kiln that I won't fill up with just this.
I would just be making mugs and teacups, pretty structurally sound cylinders without any big peripheral things that can't suppor tthemselves.
PS I'm really new to this stuff. : D
Posted 31 Jan 2013Hello! I have just taken about 30 lbs of powder home from an estate sale labeled "Snow White 04-6".
Is there any way of finding out who makes this glaze? I have checked the whole bucket and plastic bag inside and there isn't anything else written but the above.
My questions is— Is this going to be food safe?
I guess I need to ask first if lead or cadmium or anything else nasty are common constituents of a white glaze that fires at cone 6? What is the probability that this glaze is going to be safe?
Second, maybe there is the possibility that this is some well-known formulation that can be safely IDd?
Third, perhaps I could conduct some sort of test that will help me identify harmful compounds??
I would hate to waste 30 dry lbs of glaze (and I will not), and I am just a beginning ceramicist but I am making mostly mugs/teacups/teapots and wares to come in contact with food.
If you can help me troubleshoot at all I would really appreciate it!!
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