These two pieces will not mature to the same degree in a firing


Thursday 11th July 2013

Soak the firing 30 minutes to mature the mug and the planter will not mature. Soak 2 hours for the planter and the glaze may melt too much and the clay be too vitreous. This is a troublesome issue with electric kilns. Furthermore, they employ radiant heat. That means that sections of ware on the shady side (or the under side) will never reach the temperature of those on the element side no matter how long you soak.

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Electric Hobby Kilns: What You Need to Know, Soaking, Maturity


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