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Raku: backyard ceramics for beginners. How to make a kiln from a metal drum and soft-fire bricks. Photos show pinch pot, slab-and-drape, and slab construction pottery methods, plus how to color and glaze the pieces.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1973 (v.51#9) pg. 60

Tips on adjusting the temperature of a ceramic kiln using a cone and a witness cone.
CERAMICS Aug 1990 (v.25#10) pg. 5

Extend the life of your ceramic kiln by repairing a cracked firebrick lid.
CERAMICS Nov 1994 (v.31#3) pg. 58

Using prop and sand when firing bisque in a kiln. Some tips.
DOLL CRAFTER Jul 1990 (v.6#3) pg. 100

Using your kiln. Part 1. Understanding kilns and their functions. Looks at cones, loading, control, etc.
DOLL CRAFTER Nov 1990 (v.6#7) pg. 54

Using your kiln. Part 2. Basics on bisque firing porcelain dolls.
DOLL CRAFTER Dec 1990 (v.6#8) pg. 24

Slab pottery fired in a sawdust kiln. Includes instructions for making mirror tiles, a switch plate, a dish, a vase, and for building and firing a sawdust kiln.
HANDMADE #14 May-Jun 1984 pg. 98

How to build a cross-draft kiln. Covers building the gas-fired kiln, assembling an Alfred burner out of standard plumbing pipes and fittings, and using the kiln.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 77

Kiln care. Rules that will help add to the longevity and efficiency of your ceramic kiln.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1978 (v.67#9) pg. 24

How to check and repair the heating elements and switches on an electric kiln.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1979 (v.68#2) pg. 24

Outdoor wood-fired kiln for pottery.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #526 Mar 1972 (v.68) pg. 131

Low-cost, easy-to-build pottery kiln. Operates from 110-volt household current. Can fire to temperatures above 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Est. cost: $50.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #542 Jul 1973 (v.69) pg. 82

How to fire pottery in a outdoor pit fueled with burning twigs and manure.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 30

Basics for beginners. Kiln firing.
POPULAR CERAMICS #497 Dec 1990 (v.41#5) pg. 30

Simple thermocouple and op amp/meter circuit to measure the temperature inside a ceramics kiln.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1981 (v.19#11) pg. 80

Electric kiln to heat treat metal or fire ceramics at temperatures of nearly 2300 degrees.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1968 (v.129#2) pg. 178