Feb 17, 2010

What happens to clay during firing

The metamorphosis of clay from raw material to finished art is both wonderful and mysterious.
I'm not a huge fan of the chemistry that clay and glazes, but it's important to know the
 basic process thatclay goes through as it's fired.

This article by Beth Peterson on About.com, does a good job of explaining in layman's terms, the stages of kiln firing, and exactly what is happening in the clay at each stage.

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