Technical Processes in Pit-fire

Işıtman, Ödül; Marasalı, İlhan
May 2012
Ceramics Technical;May-Oct2012, Issue 34, p48
Trade Publication
The article focuses on techniques used in ceramics pit firing in a kiln. Topics addressed include temperatures required for pit firing, the usage of sawdust to facilitate combustion, and peculiarities of placing ceramic works in the kiln in order to preserve the burning process. Means of sustaining combustion are also analyzed.


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