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Terracotta can it be fired in the microkiln? Answered

Okay I see these small microkilns it is a kiln for the microwave, mostly used for fusing glass, making glass jewelry, but at ceramics daily I saw a post that said you could fire clay in them, now I know that terracotta is an earthen clay, I make terracotta pendants for essential oil it's just a small necklace for difusing oils on a necklace. but using air dry clay the don't last long and are so brittle so I need to fire them, and use them unglazed so just firing them. I can't find not one person to answer me I just want to be sure it can be fired in one before I purchase. Thank You so much!

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steveastrouk

3 years ago

glasses will fuse in a microkiln, because they contain no water. Clay will explode

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Jack A Lopezsteveastrouk

Answer 3 years ago

Do you think it could it work if the clay specimen was dried first, e.g. by heating it in an ordinary electric oven, or toaster oven, or similar?

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steveastroukJack A Lopez

Answer 3 years ago

Yes, I think it might, if you really baked it out first, certainly worth trying.

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

One topic is enough for one question.
And the microwave won't work as the water boils first, so your clay will be ruined before it can even try to get hard.
There is clay available that you can harden in the oven, after that you can try the microwave for the glazing if stuff for that is available.
Otherwise just make a small electric kiln.