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Firing work in the kiln part 1

I am often asked about how long it takes to make a pot. This is just part of the process.

Having made your items and they have dried they need to be fired to be usable. This involves using a kiln.

Kilns come in different varieties including gas, electric and wood. I use an electric top loader kiln. There is a system to loading kilns and programming them to fire to the right temperature at the right number of degrees per hour.

Once the kiln is loaded we can turn the kiln on.

After 10 hours of gaining heat to 1000 degrees C at 100 an hour here are the first results.

Any imperfections can come to light at this stage crawling, air bubbles and work exploding can all occur.

These pieces will be available on the shop soon so why not subscribe to the newsletter now so that you can be first in the queue......

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