Cone

Cone

Pyrometric cones are composed of clay and glaze material, designed to melt and bend at specific temperatures. By observing them through a small ‘Peep Hole’ in the kiln it is possible to ascertain the exact conditions in the kiln. Cones are a better indicator than temperature alone as the degree of glaze melt is a combination of time and temperature (“heat work”), thus a fast firing needs to go to a higher temperature to get the same results as a slow firing to a lower temperature.


Quotes

“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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