What are the steps to glaze clay

Burning clay: our little material science

Firing clay with glaze firing

The earthenware is now referred to as biscuit ware. It no longer dissolves in water, but the consistency remains porous. The next step is the glaze firing. If you are firing clay, you should always carry out the glaze firing, as this not only makes the workpieces more attractive, but also more resistant. During the firing process, the clay works must not have any contact with one another. A distance of two centimeters makes sense. When you fire clay, the glaze melts and bonds with the workpiece, which now no longer contains water. The temperature at which you burn clay depends on the clay material and the glaze. After the glaze firing, the crockery remains in the oven for some time to cool down in order to avoid sudden temperature fluctuations. Otherwise it may crack.

Burning clay is not as complicated as you think

If you read up on the topic of burning clay beforehand or learn this process in a pottery course, it quickly becomes apparent that the individual work steps are not that complicated. It is important to find out about the work material and its requirements in advance. If the tone and firing temperature do not match, damage or destruction can result. It is best to find out more from a specialist or take a pottery course.

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