Step #5: I am going to discuss the firing schedule for this fused glass plate.
** Remember that all kilns are different, even the same kinds of kilns are different. The heating elements can heat differently in the same kiln. The point I am making is to test your kiln, so you know how it works for different firing schedules.
I have made a data sheet for every firing I do in my kilns (the data sheet is on the right side of the picture). I keep detailed notes of the firing schedule, the types of glass, the sizes of glass, and any other pertinent info about the glass.
The data sheet on the left side of the picture came with my Skutt 1414 kiln. It keeps track of the firing schedule that is programmed into each of the six programs available. I have expanded this data sheet to include all the different firing schedules I use, since I use more than six.
Now, back to the firing schedule for this fused glass plate. I will be fusing this glass plate in my Skutt 1414 kiln. The following is my firing schedule:
400 750 15
600 1000 15
600 1470 15
9999 960 1.30
150 700 0.01
This is not set in stone. I just wanted to tell you what firing schedule I use, so it gives you some idea of where to start. Other people will have different firing schedules and may disagree with mine.
If you have a different firing schedule, I would LOVE to hear from you. I am always willing to learn new things.
Christine — Glass Artist
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