Janine R. on thu 9 nov 06
My friend built a new woodkiln (anagama) and the 18th through 20th will be
it's very first firing. I don't know all of the costruction details, such
as square footage, but I know it's hard brick with a castable on the
Are there any woodfire veterans that would like to share any first firing
Since this whole firing is a giant test, I was hoping to include some non-
brown glazes. Any ideas for glazes that can withstand up to cone 12-13
(just in case)
Here's what we were going to try:
Penn State Carbon Trap
Malcolm Davis Red Shino
I'm also going to try some stuff on my own like maybe a Van Gilder ash on
the inside of bowls.
Any ideas/tips/funny stories would be appreciated.
Dan Hill on fri 10 nov 06
I have to 2nd Lees' recommendation of John Britts book and glazes.
I am not sure about in wood firing but I did a firing workshop recently for
a local potters group and they used 10 new glazes from Johns book and we
used his firing schedule for reduction. The results were great to my
amazement. This was in the inaugural firing of their new Bailey downdraft
and in a guild situation, so, I was expecting a few glaze disasters. They
had copper red, Temmoku, celedons and shinos and they all worked very well.
Wilno Ontario Canada.
> Consider flashing slips too. A base slip is 70% Kaolin 30% Neph
> Sye. 70% Neph Sye 30% make a shino glaze, so you can test a
> lineblend between the two.
> Look at John Britt's book on glazes.
Lee Love on fri 10 nov 06
Consider flashing slips too. A base slip is 70% Kaolin 30% Neph
Sye. 70% Neph Sye 30% make a shino glaze, so you can test a
lineblend between the two.
Look at John Britt's book on glazes.
Lee in Mashiko, Japan
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