Saggar firing was originally developed to protect wares from ash-slagging and flame-flashing in wood firings, but in contemporary use, with … Read More
Gas Kiln Firing
Gas kilns are the most popular type of fuel kilns used today. If you’re looking for a way to add a whole different dimension to your ceramic art then you’ll want to investigate gas kiln firing. With gas firing, you can control the atmosphere your work is exposed to, which directly affects the final outcome of your glazes and clay bodies. Here you’ll find expert advice from ceramic artists and potters who use gas kiln firing to add a unique dimension to their work. Whether you choose an updraft or downdraft kiln, your work is large or small, a gas firing kiln can be tailored to meet your needs and expand your possibilities.
And if you are looking for glaze recipes to fire in your gas kiln, don’t forget to download your free copy of A Guide to Ceramic Kilns: Choosing the Right Kiln Firing Method and Design For Your Art, a perfect resource for potters and ceramic artists who are ready to experiment with custom glazes, or for those who have grown tired of their own tried and true glazes.
Gas kiln firing has become popular among contemporary potters and ceramic artists who wish to use fuel-burning kilns because they don’t require constant stoking and they don’t create unburned ash residue. Most gas kilns are fueled by natural gas or propane.
In our Gas Kiln Firing archives, you will find everything from how to fire a gas kiln efficiently to alternative kilns and firing techniques such as kilns that use methane gas as fuel. You will also learn how ceramic artists like Peter Karner creates his beautiful surfaces by carbon trapping and layering glazes or how Joan Carcia saggar fired her work in her gas kiln to get stunning effects!
There’s a lot to discover so dive in today!
All pots require some clean up before selling, but atmospheric-fired pots require the most. Whether it is wadding, glaze drips, … Read More
The Irresistible Surface: Layering Pottery Glazes and Trapping Carbon to Create Loosely Geometric Repeating Patterns
As we all know, in ceramics, trial and error is an integral part of the learning process – and often … Read More
After running Wednesday’s feature on Practicing Safe Raku, a reader inquired about the environmental impacts of raku firing. Coincidentally, Earth … Read More