[Clayart] bisque temps 08

robert hackert ndiaman at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 29 07:48:06 EDT 2019

How many seconds Mel?
Rob Hackert

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> On Jul 29, 2019, at 7:07 AM, Mel Jacobson <melpots at visi.com> wrote:
> i have to admit that for almost 55 years i have bisque fired to cone 08.
> yes...cone 08.  it works perfectly for me.  i would not change a thing, never
> will.  it is cone 08. 
> if you have seen my pots, or own my pots i can attest that cone 08 is perfect
> for my clay and glaze.  i layer glazes.  nothing bad happens to my pots
> in glaze firing.  i figure that i have about a 98% perfect firing rate.
> i do not throw away pots.  i sell them all.
> we bisque fire all pots at the farm when we have a gang to cone 08.
> we get great pots...raku, salt, stoneware, fast fire, slow fire..wood kiln,
> and electric kilns...mel6 clay, stoneware clay, porcelain, and clay from
> mn clay, continental, laguna, and bill schran brings a north carolina clay.
> fires well.
> also, it means i make my glazes to fit.  i count the seconds in the bucket.
> i use bentonite in most of my glazes to keep the glazes hard when drying.
> it is a system.
> the system in mine.
> mel

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