Kiln hot spots

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How do I utilize hot spots in my kiln?

Kiln hot spots

Your kiln is hotter near the sides and the side of the ware next to these walls will tend to shrink more than the opposite side. This is particularly so when firing porcelain. This can be used to your advantage when firing figurines that tend to warp in the firing process. Turn the inside of the porcelain figure away from the elements and heat will help to hold it straight.

   

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