Gas kiln firing by Ralph W. Ritchie

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Published by Ritchie Unlimited Publications in Springfield, Or .

Written in English

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StatementRalph W. Ritchie.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 99/03800 (Q)
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. :
Number of Pages136
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Open LibraryOL60557M
ISBN 100939656477
LC Control Number99090539

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It is a science, but with some kilns it is an art, bordering on a miracle. So, what's all the mystery. Some people can fire successfully and some can't. Some kilns fire easily and some are stubborn or seem to ruin most of what is placed in them. All of this can be explained if you understand the firing process.

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Oxidation and Reduction in Terms of Firing Schedules Electric kilns are naturally in an oxidation or neutral atmosphere. With fuel-burning kilns, however, care must be taken to ensure that the kiln does not go into reduction until the latter part of the firing, usually the last half hour to the last hour and a half.

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It is fired times per year, with each firing lasting labor intensive hours, consuming three cords of wood, and reaching a peak temperature upwards of gas kiln bisque firing updated fri 28 feb David Donica on wed 5 feb 97 As a largely self-taught potter I am always amazed and somewhat chagrined in regards to my gaps in knowledge but I just keep trying to shovel information in and learn it all (ha ha).

Anyway, the latest is that I want to bisque fire in my new propane fired updraft kiln.

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