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:wood fired kiln questions : ruth caswell

updated mon 8 mar 04


Lee Love on mon 8 mar 04

> Hank Murrow on fri 20 feb 04 (hmurrow@EFN.ORG
> )
> The answer to your question is yes, you can bisque in a wood fire kiln.
> I suggest that you look up references to both the Wright fast fire wood
> kiln and the Olsen fast fire wood kiln (sometimes known as the fast
> freddy). I know potters who fire in these with good results. They are
> eschewed by those looking for flashing,

Haven't been getting ClayArt in my Inbox , so have been browsing
the archives.

Just want to say here, that a quick firing kiln can indeed have
lots of flashing. You can see here (unglazed, flash and flyash, fired
in 14 hours):

You can see the plans to the Euan Craig Fast Fire Kiln here (go
to the middle of the page):

I think the kind of wood you use effects flashing.

Lee In Mashiko
"With Humans it's what's here (he points to his heart) that makes
the difference. If you don't have it in the heart, nothing you make will
make a difference." ~~Bernard Leach~~ (As told to Dean Schwarz)