PROJECTDATE CLASSSEM. 2 CERAMICS 2How to fire the kilnnot kilm...killem...stove...oven...or that big thing in the back
What is a Kiln?Kilns harden ceramic bodies, heat treatsteel, melt glass into crucibles, fuselayers of stained glass, melt ...
How do Kilns Work?Electric WOODPropane and NaturalGashttp://ceramicartsdaily.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/raku-kiln-d1.j...
This is our kiln...3 layeredElectric burningSkutt KilnSOURCE(S): http://www.skutt.com/images/
Identifying the Parts to the KilnWhere is it? And what does it do?
LIDPEEP HOLESTEMPERATURE KNOBSCONTROL BOXKILN FIRING ELEMENT
Typically, this ishow the insidelooks...Projects sit on ceramic legs thatsupport shelving in various sizesdepending on the...
Control Box has3 working partsthat all affectfiringThe temperature knob controls temp.The timer controls the length of tim...
Old school cone (temperature measuring)method...Used to use 3 different cones to measurewhere the temperature was...As the...
Our way...“Set it and Forget it”SOURCE: http://www.skutt.com/images/SOURCE: http://www.lakesidepottery.com/Media/JPG_Image...
Our way...Put the desired temperaturepyrometric cone in the Cone SitterSOURCE: http://www.skutt.com/images/
Our way...Turn the Timer to the specific firingtime and flip the power switch on.When the cone melts, the powerswitch drop...
The perfectset-upShelving for Greenware andBisque projectsSpaceVentilationINSIDE MHS CERAMICS STUDIO BACK ROOM
The perfectset-upShelving for Greenware ProjectsBisque projectsSpaceVentilationPROJECTS THAT ARE PAST THE LEATHER HARD STA...
Source Image(s) from:http://www.paragonweb.com/What_Is_A_Kiln.cfmhttp://www.skutt.com/images/http://www.baileypottery.com/...
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How to fire a kiln

  1. 1. PROJECTDATE CLASSSEM. 2 CERAMICS 2How to fire the kilnnot kilm...killem...stove...oven...or that big thing in the back
  2. 2. What is a Kiln?Kilns harden ceramic bodies, heat treatsteel, melt glass into crucibles, fuselayers of stained glass, melt enamelingpowder onto copper jewelry, fireporcelain dolls, fuse clay silver—theapplications are fascinating andendless.SOURCE: HTTP://WWW.PARAGONWEB.COM/WHAT_IS_A_KILN.CFM
  3. 3. How do Kilns Work?Electric WOODPropane and NaturalGashttp://ceramicartsdaily.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/raku-kiln-d1.jpghttp://www.clay-king.com/images/rakukiln1.jpghttp://www.garagepotter.com/Images/electric_kiln01.jpg
  4. 4. This is our kiln...3 layeredElectric burningSkutt KilnSOURCE(S): http://www.skutt.com/images/
  5. 5. Identifying the Parts to the KilnWhere is it? And what does it do?
  6. 6. LIDPEEP HOLESTEMPERATURE KNOBSCONTROL BOXKILN FIRING ELEMENT
  7. 7. Typically, this ishow the insidelooks...Projects sit on ceramic legs thatsupport shelving in various sizesdepending on the size of the kilnSHELFCERAMIC LEGsource: http://www.skutt.com/glass/products/images/furniture-kit-3.jpg
  8. 8. Control Box has3 working partsthat all affectfiringThe temperature knob controls temp.The timer controls the length of timethat the electricity is on.The cone sitter measures heat insidethe kiln.SOURCE: http://www.skutt.com/images/
  9. 9. Old school cone (temperature measuring)method...Used to use 3 different cones to measurewhere the temperature was...As the temperature rose, the cones(depending on their melting point) wouldstart to bend, indicating a specific temp. inthe kilnTHE GOAL...DON’T LET THE GUARD CONE MELT!!!http://www.baileypottery.com/images/ortonconeillus.jpg
  10. 10. Our way...“Set it and Forget it”SOURCE: http://www.skutt.com/images/SOURCE: http://www.lakesidepottery.com/Media/JPG_Images/Kiln-pictures/cone-in-kiln-sitter-melted.jpg
  11. 11. Our way...Put the desired temperaturepyrometric cone in the Cone SitterSOURCE: http://www.skutt.com/images/
  12. 12. Our way...Turn the Timer to the specific firingtime and flip the power switch on.When the cone melts, the powerswitch drops, turning off all electricityto the kiln.SOURCE: http://www.skutt.com/images/
  13. 13. The perfectset-upShelving for Greenware andBisque projectsSpaceVentilationINSIDE MHS CERAMICS STUDIO BACK ROOM
  14. 14. The perfectset-upShelving for Greenware ProjectsBisque projectsSpaceVentilationPROJECTS THAT ARE PAST THE LEATHER HARD STAGE ANDNEED TO BE FIREDPROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN FIRED ONCE AND AREWAITING TO BE GLAZEDAREA TO MOVE AND NOT DISTURBPROJECTS BEING FIREDVENTS HOOKED UP TO KILN TO TAKE EXCESS BURNINGRESIDUE TO OUTSIDEINSIDE MHS CERAMICS STUDIO BACK ROOM
  15. 15. Source Image(s) from:http://www.paragonweb.com/What_Is_A_Kiln.cfmhttp://www.skutt.com/images/http://www.baileypottery.com/images/ortonconeillus.jpghttp://www.lakesidepottery.com/Media/JPG_Images/Kiln-pictures/cone-in-kiln-sitter-melted.jpg
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