[Sca-cooks] cone temps was: pottery braziers, cooking in pottery

Louise Smithson helewyse at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 17 07:11:41 PDT 2011

Katherine asked: Might you explain the difference in "cone" in terms of 
temperatures please?

Cone 05 1888-1911 F, Cone 04 1945-1971
Cone 5 2167-2205 Cone 6 2232-2269

It may not really look like much, really only 200-300 degree difference, but it 
makes a huge difference in the way that the final pot behaves. 

It's easier to see rather than describe.  If you know any potters ask them to 
show you a bisque piece and a high fired piece of the same clay. 


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