Kilns –  Safety requirements for schools

Kilns – Safety requirements for schools

http://education.qld.gov.au/curriculum/carmg/pdf/kilns.pdf The link above will take you to an excellent document produced by Queensland Education  regarding Kiln Safety in Schools  This document relates to the loading, unloading, operating or firing of Kilns...
Basic Kiln Safety Tips

Basic Kiln Safety Tips

Kilns can be quite safe to use when you follow some basic precautions; however, kiln safety is a must. They do, after all, contain huge amounts of heat when in use. Because of the high temperatures, firing a kiln also does release volatiles into the air, many of which...
Kiln Venting System Information

Kiln Venting System Information

The Pottery Place Pottery Kilns Australia potteryplace1@bigpond.com Mob: 0488008922 KILN VENTING SYSTEMS Built to industrial standards so you can expect years of efficient use. Air and fume flowpaths are aerodynamically designed to obtain maximum efficiency. We can...
The History of Kilns and Firing

The History of Kilns and Firing

  From Bonfires to Kilns After Man had learned to make a fire, it didn’t take long before he discovered that anything made of clay became permanently hard after being in a hot bonfire for some time. Communities all over the world learned to make pots and fire...
Firing Tips

Firing Tips

Underfired or immature bisque. Most often the bisque is fired to a cone 03 or 04. The glaze firing is generally fired 1 or 2 cones cooler, 05 or 06. If the bisque has not been fired completely through, gases will escape from the immature bisque causing small pinholes,...
Considerations on buying a kiln

Considerations on buying a kiln

Buying A Kiln Things to consider when purchasing a kiln: • Internal size – firing chamber • External size (will it fit the space you have? does the kiln fit through the doorways?) • Single or three phase power available to site/cost of three phase power installation •...
Cast Glass in Pottery Kilns

Cast Glass in Pottery Kilns

  Pottery/Glass Workshop Retreats The Pottery Place – Dimbulah Nestled in the Hinterlands, one and a half hours drive West of Cairns lies one of the North’s best kept secrets – the lovely township of Dimbulah, situated in the “dry country” on the edge of the Hodginson...
Firing with Pyrometric Cones

Firing with Pyrometric Cones

Pyrometric cones are slender pyramids made from about 100 carefully controlled compositions and have been used since the late 1800’s to monitor kiln performance. Originally thought to be temperature indicators, studies demonstrated that time and atmosphere also...
Cone Chart for Firing

Cone Chart for Firing

Cone No. Fahrenheit Centigrade Visual Color 022 1112 600 DULL RED 021 1137 614   020 1175 635   019 1261 683   018 1322 717   017 1376 747   016 1457 792   015 1479 804   014 1540 838   013 1565 852   012 1623 884 CHERRY RED 011 1641 894   010 1652 900   09 1693 923  ...