What is a wood kiln?

Answer Wood kilns use burning wood to provide the heat source for firing ceramics when special effects from flashing and fly ash are desired in the finished product. They are not in widespread use today, ... Read More »

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What Materials Are Fired in a Kiln?

Although the exact date kilns were invented is unknown, in their most primitive form, they have been around for at least 10,000 years. Whereas the first kilns, created in the Neolithic period, rese... Read More »

What is a wood or salt soda kiln?

Salt is poured into a wood-fired ceramics kiln. The salt heats and forms a glaze on the exposed surface of the pottery. Soda glazing is a chloride-free alternative. Bicarbonate is introduced into ... Read More »

How to Use a Kiln Sitter?

Most electric kilns now use kiln sitters to produce more accurate results than timing and witness cones. The kiln sitter uses a junior firing cone that matches the firing temperature of the clay. W... Read More »

How to Use a Kiln Peephole?

The temperature in an electric or gas kiln is measured using a pyrometer, a device that indicates the temperature at any point during a firing. Not all types of kilns have a pyrometer; instead, the... Read More »