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Re: Firing questions


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 23 2003 - 10:22:10 PST

Aust ArtClasses wrote:

> 1. Should you use newspaper as support or thin newsprint?

I use rolled up newspaper, but plan to remove it before firing.
A little bit of newspaper that is missed will burn up in the kiln.

> 2. Can wire be fired with clay?

They make a special kind of wire to fire.

> 3. Can you fire bisque and glaze together?

NO !! the gases from the greenware will mess up your glazes.

> 4. I have a kiln sitter with auto shut off, was told all I
> needed was the junior cone, I have used it this way in past
> with success. Cone was bending accurately. Now with the first
> few fires this spring, cone is not bending but does appear to
> fire accurately. What could be happening.


> 5. Is there a way to adhere non-bisqued clay together that has
> air dried before you do a bisque firing.?

Perhaps with lots of slip and a prayer
> Jackie Brewer (Aust)
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