Denise, I have an automatic kiln, but don;t know how to do this. Could you explain a little bit more? My kiln is a digital Paragon.
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Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 10:11 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: kiln firing question
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
>===== Original Message From Meredith Steele <email@example.com>
>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!