Monday, 7 September 2009

Paint – Temperature Effects

This is based on Graham Stone’s work with float glass. The temperatures are applicable to float glass, and so need to be adjusted for other glasses, usually a bit lower. But these temperatures illustrate the principle of how heating temperatures affect the paints. The temperatures will need to be adjusted when fired on other glasses than float. Temperatures are given in degrees Celsius.

570 Low firing glass enamels fired
650 Silver stain fired.
690 Low fire red enamel burnout.
730 "Paradise" paints fired.
750 Onglazes fired.
800 Lustre burnout begins.

Based on Firing Schedules for Glass; the Kiln Companion, by Graham Stone, Melbourne, 2000, ISBN 0-646-39733-8, p24