Tag Archive for: drying

Cracked Bisque

Discovering cracks in your ceramics after the bisque firing can be disheartening, but don’t despair. While it’s best to prevent cracks in the first place through proper clay preparation and firing techniques, it is possible to repair some types of cracks in bisque-fired pottery. In this blog, we will explore various methods for fixing cracks in your ceramics, as well as some important considerations to keep in mind.

Cracks / Explosion

Clay is a versatile and timeless medium that has been used for artistic and functional purposes for thousands of years. Whether you’re a professional potter or a hobbyist, the process of working with clay involves several crucial stages, one of which is the drying time before firing in the kiln. The way you handle this stage can significantly impact the success of your ceramics. In this blog, we will explore the importance of clay drying time, the various factors that affect it, and tips for achieving optimal results

Introduction to Kilns

Understanding the process of how a kiln heats up and cools down is essential for any pottery enthusiast or ceramic artist. Kilns are specialized ovens used for firing clay and transforming it into durable ceramic objects. In this blog, we will delve into the fascinating journey of how a kiln heats up and cools down.

Clay Drying Stages

If you’re a ceramics artist or a pottery enthusiast, you know that proper clay drying is crucial for successful kiln firing. Drying clay before firing it in a kiln is a critical step in the ceramic process that requires careful attention to ensure that your clay pieces don’t crack, warp, or explode during…