Firing Schedule Question
- August 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm #10184LizGParticipant
I am new to fusing and I have a question about the firing schedules as far as layers are concerned.
If my piece has some stacks of glass that are three layers and others are two layers, do I use the schedule for three layers?
I’m a potter that has become enthralled with hot glass. I have been buying books and stalking hot glass websites and forums for months. I have assembled several pieces and now I’m stuck at the putting them in the kiln and just firing them! HA!
I have a Paragon Janus 27 pottey/glass kiln and I haven’t done any glass yet. It holds a 26″ kiln shelf so I’m hoping to do some larger pieces eventually.
Thank you in advance for any help anyone can give me!
This forum was a great find
~LizGAugust 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm #13405WildcatBethParticipant
While I’m no Paul Tarlow or fused glass queen, I think you will want to use a fusing schedule for the 3 layer, as it will take longest for those pieces to heat all the way through and they will need a slower annealing period too. If you used the 2 layer, the 3 layers would not be heated thoroughly nor would they have long enough to anneal properly. I don’t think the longer firing would result in any damage to your 2 layers. Just my two cents but I’m relatively novice at firing my own kiln so may wait until Paul answers you.August 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm #13406LizGParticipant
Thanks for the response.
I was kinda leaning that way, but it’s good to have the reasons pointed out.
I have so much to learn!
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