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RE: kiln firing question


From: cen_aca_dp (cen_aca_dp_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 09 2003 - 07:10:40 PDT

Firing damp clay at a low temp (about 150 degrees) is called "Candling". My
automatic kiln is great for this because I can program it to fire at this
level overnight and then ramp to a regular firing early the next morning. I
have also placed pieces on top of the kiln to dry while it is firing, as
someone else mentioned. It just speeds up the drying process. No broken pieces

Denise Pannell
Defiance, OH

>===== Original Message From Meredith Steele <>
>Hi! I'm a painter and have a question about firing the kiln...
>One of our new art teachers is firing the kiln "early" (the clay is still
wet) with the lid OPEN (held up with a small block).
>Isn't this toxic/unhealty/dangerous?
>Thanks for any help!