There is something magical about the unpredictable surface effects that result from atmospheric firing techniques. Unfortunately, these types of kilns aren’t accessible to many potters.But, as Steven Hill points out in today’s post (an excerpt from the March 2012 issue of Ceramics Monthly), firing to cone 6 in an electric kiln does not mean you… Read More »
One of the more fascinating, sometimes frustrating parts of ceramics is learning to balance the innumerable factors that affect the outcome of a firing. Glaze ingredients, the clay body used, firing cycles, atmospheres, kiln-stacking techniques and geography (to name a few variables) can all affect firing results.
It’s Monday, and if you are one who notices patterns, you may have noticed that every other Monday lately, we have been rolling out a new free download for our subscribers. And guess what! Today is one of those every other Mondays! Our newest download, Electric Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips: Inspiration, Instruction and… Read More »
Firing is the most critical part of the ceramics process because it is the one thing that makes clay durable, hence ceramic. This article presents some of the principles of firing and getting the best results with electric kilns.