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Would there be any negatives to using a glazed ceramic tile as a kiln shelf?
Either applying kiln wash and/or shelf paper to the tile.
Seems an economical way to fuse smaller objects.
Thanks in advance.
Steve – Toledo
I’m no expert but the word ‘glazed’ makes me think your tile will have a glass surface that will melt in the kiln.
You could sand/sandblast the glaze completely off.
Another option is to use pizza stones.
Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs
You can buy unglazed tiles. They are cheap and come in a variety of sizes.
I use them on top of a kiln shelf, I’ve never tried to use them without one.
I think if you use kiln wash, or thin fire paper you should be ok. You can also grind off the glaze with a dremel.