[Clayart] Of bisque firing and breakage

Snail Scott claywork at flying-snail.com
Wed Jul 31 22:14:38 EDT 2019


> On Jul 29, 2019, at 1:17 PM, Deb Thuman <debthuman at zianet.com> wrote:
> 
> Bisque firing to ^08..... Don’t fix what ain’t broken. But I wonder.....I’ve been taught that a part of bisque firing is getting the organic stuff out of the clay and that can only be done at ^03. Anyone have better information? 

Some clays have far less organic material than others. Sone glazes tolerate outgassing better than others. If ^08 works for you, stick with it!

I use ^08 for my sculpture clay, but the throwable body my students use at school needs a solid ^04. 

        -Snail


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