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ARTS 531 Wood Firing Theory

(First semester/2 credits/lab fee) 

A study in wood firing with information on loading and stacking procedures, stoking patterns, heat rise and firing theory. Demonstration and understanding of wadding composition and placement, loading, types of woods, stoking patterns; the effects of oxidation/reduction cycles will be covered. Information on types of kilns and basic kiln construction, kiln maintenance, kiln furniture, heat measuring devices and safety issues will also be covered.