Bisque Fire

how long does a bisque firing take

How Long Does a Bisque Firing Take? – 6 Factors at Play

When I first started firing my own pots, one of my questions was how long does a bisque firing take?  This can be a pressing question if you are up against a deadline or excited to see your fired ware.  Over time, this is what I have learned about bisque firing pottery…  A bisque firing…

can you fire bisque and glazed pots together

Can You Fire Bisque and Glazed Pots Together? Mixing Ware

If you produce masses of pottery each day, you will fill your kiln in no time.  But if like me, you produce more modest amounts, it takes longer to build up a kiln full of work.  So, you might have wondered if you can fire bisque and glazed pots together in one load.  Here is…

bisque fired to cone 6 by accident

Bisque Fired to Cone 6 by Accident? – Over Fired Bisque

If you have bisque fired to cone 6 by accident, you’re not the first, and you won’t be the last.  It’s an easy mistake to make.  But if you have a kiln load of overfired pottery, you may be wondering what you can do.  Here are some suggestions about what you can do to salvage…

temperature to bisque fire pottery

What is the Right Temperature to Bisque Fire Pottery?

Before owning a kiln, I took my greenware along to a local pottery shop and would get it fired there.  I told them what clay I had used, they fired it and I collected it when it was done.  But firing ceramics yourself in your own kiln raises all sorts of questions.  The first question…

Do you have to bisque fire pottery

Do You Have to Bisque Fire Pottery? Some Single Firing Tips

The pottery making process can feel like an endless number of steps towards your finished piece.  This can lead an enthusiastic beginner to ask, do you have to bisque fire pottery?  Is bisque firing essential, or can you miss out this step in the firing process?  The two-step firing process, with a bisque fire followed…

What is Bisque in Pottery

What is Bisque in Pottery?

During the process of producing a piece of pottery, the clay goes through different stages, and in one of those stages, the clay is called bisqueware.  So, what is bisque in pottery? And why is it important? Bisque pottery has been fired once but has not been glazed.  Usually, pottery is fired twice.  The first…