Firing the electric kiln

TQI course 003507

Accreditation 5 hours

Cost $210 per person

 minimum 3 people

Watson Arts Centre or at your school


Suitable for anyone who needs or wants to fire their school kiln.

This course is a complete introduction to firing the electric kiln – packing, firing, maintenance and safety.

This course can also be delivered at your school  – email to arrange a time – minimum 3 people.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The kiln – What it does, how it works, how it is constructed
  • Packing for a bisque firing
  • Packing for a glaze firing
  • Glaze application techniques
  • Firing temperatures – different clay bodies
  • What happens to clay in the firing
  • What happens to glaze in the firing
  • The use of pyrometric cones
  • Firing with and without a (Harco) controller
  • Care and maintenance of the kiln and furniture
  • Programming the Harco controller
  • Firing
  • Safety