4.2 Loading for Glaze Firing

Gas Kiln Firing

Loading for Glaze Firing is critical for the finished product, which the mature temperature must be carefully controlled. Since pots are a glaze, kiln shelves should be coasted with a kiln wash (1/2 Silica/Flint and ½ Kaolin ) in case of running glazes. Besides, the pot should not be touched together, or too close to the heating elements, in general, 2-3 inches is a desirable margin. All glazed items should be dry footed (glaze completed off at the foot). The item between items must not be touched. 

Loading Refiring Glaze Items require extra space in between other wares since the refired pieces expand a bit with the heat. 

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