kiln room - first firing...
Here you can see my kiln-room. I use two electrical kilns. The majority of the
ceramics I make need to be fired twice. Each firing last for a whole
night, about 10 hours. The temperature for first firing depends on the type of
the clay and usually it is set from 1050-1250 oC (peek
temperature).Then I have to wait for the temperature to fall
in order to open the kiln. This usually takes 2 days during summer, when the
outside temperature is high. I can open the door only if temperature falls at
around 150-160 oC because otherwise ceramics will crack due to the thermal
I have to put ceramics in the kiln in shelves in the way you see in the
is taken for ceramics not to be in contact with the electric elements.
After first firing ceramics are white, hard like stone but not ready for use
as they have pores on their surface. These pores are not closed before glaze is
is a view of the inside of the kiln during firing, through the small hole
located on the
front door ...
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