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Hi. I have just had my kiln cut out at 880 degrees after going up in temperature very slowly in spite of new elements just being fitted - with one successful glaze firing prior to this firing. This was a stoneware glaze firing and I would like to find out if I can re fire the work again and the schedule for doing so once the kiln is fixed. The work is slip decorated and covered with a clear glaze. If you have any advice about how to re fire, I would be so grateful. The only time I have ever tried to do so before, was with large flat based dishes which all cracked on re firing. This time the kiln contains smaller pieces of work but is relatively full. Many thanks.

Dear Abigail,

Thank you for your recent question. Yes, you can re-fire your pieces with much success. Since you didn't list the model of your kiln, I can not give you explicit instructions on the re-fire. If you would kindly send me the model of your kiln and what type of kiln sitter you have, I will gladly give you a firing schedule that will assure your firing success.

I am, however, concerned about your kiln not firing to maturing temperature. Sending your kiln information will also help me determine why your kiln is not firing properly. So I hope you will reply with the kiln information and sitter type.

I look forward to your reply.

Ms. Ti Phillips
Earth Stoke 'N Fire Pottery Studio and Artist Retreat


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Will answer any questions on hand building, wheel, glaze, firing. Speciality questions to include those in glaze calculation and development, firing techniques. Please do not send questions on identifying pottery. Although I would love to add this to my question topics, I have a retreat to run as well as the studio and volunteering on AllExperts, and therefore do not have the available time to research indentification and marks. Thank you for understanding.


Experience includes 30 years in pottery design and education. Have taught online and studio classes worldwide for the last 20 years. Own a pottery retreat specializing in firing techniques. Have 12 years solid experience in glaze calculation and formulation as well as problem solving in glaze chemistry. I am the first potter in the United States to have developed a complete package of pottery equipment blueprints for a studio. The blueprints include wheels, kilns, studio furniture, wedgeboards, raku kilns, slab rollers, ball mills and studio tools.

Alliance of Pottery Artists Worldwide Association

Ceramic Industry - PPP Wyndstryder Press - Pottery Journal

University of Sciences and Art's of Oklahoma, studied under Professor Jaymes Dudding.

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Potter of the year with APAWA, various awards for showmanship and design.

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