My pottery creations on and off the wheel.

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Are you a potter? Can you help me work something out? Or let me know if I am on the right track?

I am starting with a terracotta that vitrifies at 1150C between cone 01 and cone 1, and a glaze I have tested before at cone 04 with colorant combinations I like so will use that, expecting some difference at higher temp. The glaze will go from cone 04 to cone 02.

With the test I did in previous post, I think the probe is reading a bit lower than the heat work the cones actually had. If I take it to cone 01  and it ends up with more heat work I could end up with a puddle of clay and will likely have a puddle of running glaze.

To be safe on both counts I have decided to go with cone 02, what I am questioning now though, is whether or not I should go closer to vitrifying with a higher firing glaze, and what the impact is of not doing so is?





Author: Danielle

There are two things that without, I wouldn't recognise my life. One is my cheeky beagle Baxter who answers to all sorts of endearments starting with "B" except his actual name :-) and my pottery. They both make me happy and hopeful.

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