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Ceramic Whitewares Training

L5 – Kiln Firing

eLearning Course - Coming Soon


All saleable ceramic items must pass successfully through the firing processes. This course will enable you to understand the control and management of the firing process.



The course describes:

  • The reactions which take place in a clay, quartz and feldspar body during the firing process
  • Changes to bodies which occur during firing
  • The firing curve and the key control points
  • Use of pyrometers to measure heat work
  • Features of the different types of kiln, kiln atmosphere, and pressure
  • Use of thermocouples
  • Investigating firing problems



At the end of the course, you will be able to understand:

  • The principles of the firing process
  • How to control the firing process
  • The firing of ceramic tableware items best practice
  • Maintenance and energy saving best practice



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For further information, please contact:
Caroline Mullington, Information Services & Technology Partnerships Capability Leader