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Bisquing



Pre cooking stage for high fired pottery
Burns the organics and the molecular water out of the clay.

Notice the difference in color after bisquing.
This makes the clay hard  yet porous and
readily absorbs the glazes in  high firing.

Electric bisquing kiln

 
Fires or bisques loads reaching temperatures of 1900 F.






Notice the variances of color in the bisqueware:
In these images red and white stoneware clay was used.

Now the pieces are ready to be glazed before high firing

Next Step:  Glazing

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