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Old 11-25-2014, 12:42 PM
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Re: New process

I took the panel out of the kiln now, it came out very good. I made one small error in the final temperature 2079 I should have set it to 2060, that 19 difference seems minute in a kiln over 2000 but it makes the difference between the clay turning slightly brown and staying the red color I am aiming for. I had forgotten the higher temperature gave me the browner color a year ago when I fired another piece to that temperature as a test, and then lowered it to 2060 and the red color remained.

The photo doesn't show the color all that accurately, so I placed another piece fired at 2060 previously in front of it for comparison. It still doesn't show it well but it can be seen there is a difference.
The lion is a redder/orange while the panel is in real life slightly red/brown. This clay will turn a darker chocolate brown at a higher temperature but I that's not the color I want. So on Thursday morning I'm going to fire the second panel since it's dry now enough to fire, and fire it at 2060

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