mel jacobson on tue 14 feb 06
i think most any fuel kiln can be fired to
any temp you wish to work it.
same for: why fire electric kilns to cone 10?..silly in my view.
why not fire wood to cone 6?
works just fine.
you will get pots that look much like
a gas firing.
fly ash etc will not mean much to you.
diana pancoli would love to have her new cone
6 pallet fired in wood....talk to her. email@example.com
it is a natural testing platform. serious work is the answer.
and, you can do that. you are a serious potter.
i still like putting glazed pots in a wood fired
kiln, same for salt.
the added dimension of ash, heat, work time
just enhances my glazes. my work does
not reflect `wood fired quality`.
i don't care for it. and, my customers would
scoff at it. `what the hell is this mel? crapo?`
but, they love my glazed work coming from the
wood kiln, or salt.
so. firing a wood fuel kiln to any temp is
sure a go.
it will take far less fuel and time.
should be a natural.