I have to agree with you on this one... but I was wanting to get her to
realize that this was not a smart move! She tends to be very determined
when she is on a mission. She accomplishes a lot of success usually, but
this one is totally unnecessary. With all of these great replies I can give
her some solid info, with confidence that I was, in fact, correct when I
told her that she should not try this!
Idus in Southern Mississippi
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To: ArtsEdNet Talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: Can plaster be fired in a Kiln...
> There is no reason to fire plaster. The reason for firing clay is so it
> go through the chemical transformation that makes the minerals/slica melt
> together to create a glass-like permanant piece. Plaster does not need to
> through this process. It just needs to dry. I suppose if you wanted to
> sure it was really dry, you could set it in the kiln with the door cracked
> the lowest possible setting....but you could also set it on the heater!