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Annealing question...

Postby Studiodunn » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:17 am

I have been phasing out my System 96 glass as I switch to BE. However, on occasion, I have some of both COEs that need firing. These have all typically been coaster sized or smaller 2 layered pieces. Dumb question: Can I program two anneals into a firing schedule without problem? It seems logical but it just never occurred to me to do it until now. I have always played it safe and fired each separately...

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Re: Annealing question...

Postby Judd » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:43 am

I anneal my BE the same temp as my System 96. However, my BE tends to be smaller objects, like pendants.

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Re: Annealing question...

Postby Bert Weiss » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:22 pm

Annealing is a pretty loose endeavor that happens within a range. Heatwork is far more precision dependent. You can anneal both in the same firing, geared to the thickness/thinness of the glass being annealed.
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Re: Annealing question...

Postby Brad Walker » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:02 pm

Studiodunn wrote:I have been phasing out my System 96 glass as I switch to BE. However, on occasion, I have some of both COEs that need firing. These have all typically been coaster sized or smaller 2 layered pieces. Dumb question: Can I program two anneals into a firing schedule without problem? It seems logical but it just never occurred to me to do it until now. I have always played it safe and fired each separately...


You can program two anneals but there's no need to. Just do one anneal at 950 or 960, take your pick.

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Re: Annealing question...

Postby Studiodunn » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:44 pm

I appreciate your helpful feedback. Thank you so, so much!

I know I had read about the possibilities of annealing together...It makes sense. I just had not tried it to be on the safe side. But this will most definitely simplify my life during this time of transition... :)

I have read, and reread Rene Culler's description of what she calls, the "anneal slide zone" in her book, Glass Art from the Kiln. Your replies and this book are helping me connect the dots and understand this subject more clearly.

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Re: Annealing question...

Postby Laurie Spray » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:39 am

I fire both in my larger kilns often. I anneal at 950 and then at 900 and see no problems even on larger work.
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