Chris Jones on mon 6 oct 03
I just had to post that I FINALLY figured out what I have been doing wrong
for so long firing copper red glazes. Thank you to the list in general since
so many people have offered their experiences and advice along the way. I
should have pictures on my website in a couple of weeks (my computer puked).
THe main thing I finally tried is that I began reduction at ^012 and kept it
there until ^1 and fired to ^10 in a mild reduction with a 10 minute
oxidation at the end. Thanks again, Chris Jones
Hal Mc Whinnie on mon 6 oct 03
thae secret is to keep the kiln in reduction; i have even added sticks of
wood at the end after the kiln is turned off.
also to turn the kiln back on so that the glazes will not cool too quickly.
remember the classical chinese copper reds were fired in a wood kiln and the
ash build up kept the kiln in reducation and it cooled more slowly then gas or
electric kiln todazy.
thae closer you can get to the chinese way the better.
Fredrick Paget on mon 6 oct 03
>remember the classical chinese copper reds were fired in a wood kiln and the
>ash build up kept the kiln in reducation and it cooled more slowly then gas or
>electric kiln todazy.
>the closer you can get to the chinese way the better.
I thought that you had to jump into the kiln at the end of the firing.
From Fred Paget, Marin County, California, USA