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Firing clay in skutt kiln


Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 15:30:38 PST

Hi! I need your help. I haven't taught ceramics in ten years. This year I'm
teaching a ceramics course which I'm thoroughly enjoying. The problem is
that projects are exploding in the kiln. On Tuesday, I fired the kiln. I
candled the projects for 24 hours in the kiln at a temperature hold of 180
degrees. After 24 hours I set the kiln to fire on slow speed at cone 05. On
Saturday, when I opened the kiln I had several projects explode. Can anyone
help me?

Barb in San Jose