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August 22 fire Week8

1 hour to 1040, additional hour to 1313, third hour to 1650 then hold by reduction stall for 30 minutes. NOTE: Although the pyrometer read fairly normal, this firing went way over the temperatures listed here. The clay was vitrified and Kevin’s terracotta saggar melted.

 

 



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Chuck Parsons: The over-firing did wonderful things for Chuck’s pots. Try these ingredients for higher temperature saggar fires.

Round Bottle Form: 1/3 buried in sawdust, remaining pot covered with bamboo leaves and stems then sprinkled with copper sulphate, salt, coffee and steel wool.

Vase form: saw dust layered every three inches with coffee grounds, salt and copper sulfate.



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Kevin Frazier: Stoney White clay bisqued to 04 (no slips). Splashed with drywall mud and stamped over glued chinese elm leaves. Filled with salt soaked aspenwoll, hardwood sawdust, steel wool, magnesium supplement pills.

 

 



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Dawn Atkin: Third firing of this pot colored with steel wool, sawdust and Miracle-Gro. Nothing was in this saggar except the pot. Note the Miracle Gro went bronze yellow in the second fire and bright yellow in the third. The copper residue turned metalic copper and has begun to flake.



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