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'''Throwing (using the potters wheel)'''
 
'''Throwing (using the potters wheel)'''
 
* The people who donated the kiln also donated a motorized potters wheel.
 
* The people who donated the kiln also donated a motorized potters wheel.
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* We also have an orange 5gal bucket dedicated to slip. Please dump your slip water in it.
  
 
'''Drying / Candling'''
 
'''Drying / Candling'''
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* Currently, we've had success letting the clay Dry in the kitchen closet for 2+ weeks, and then Candling for 12+ Hours at ~190F (~88C).
  
 
'''Firing'''
 
'''Firing'''
 
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* I' am currently planning an exhaust system for the kiln so that fumes can be drawn outside should anyone decide to glaze.
 
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== Useful Links ==
 
== Useful Links ==

Latest revision as of 08:55, 19 February 2013

Creator:
EnabrinTain
Status:
Acquired
Born On:
10:41, 16 February 2013 (CST)
Last Updated:
08:55, 19 February 2013 (CDT)


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Overview

This is where we can hang info on the Pottery Kiln.

About the Kiln: The Makers Local 256 kiln is an Evenheat model 4320.

  • It is capable of firing to 2300F or Cone 8.
  • It uses a KilnSitter kiln controller that has a bad timer and 4 zones controllable via light switches.
  • It uses a 220v, 24A breaker.


Directions / Suggestions

So you wanna make a ceramic thing...

Congratulations! Admitting it is the first step!

Clay (getting it)

  • Currently we are sourcing clay from Hobby Lobby.

Throwing (using the potters wheel)

  • The people who donated the kiln also donated a motorized potters wheel.
  • We also have an orange 5gal bucket dedicated to slip. Please dump your slip water in it.

Drying / Candling

  • Currently, we've had success letting the clay Dry in the kitchen closet for 2+ weeks, and then Candling for 12+ Hours at ~190F (~88C).

Firing

  • I' am currently planning an exhaust system for the kiln so that fumes can be drawn outside should anyone decide to glaze.

Useful Links