Coyote Constellation Series Glazes for Normal or Slow Cool Cone 6
The Coyote Constellation cone 6 glazes are a wonderful and unique series.
These look great whether you fire with a normal cone 6 glaze schedule or with a controlled slow cooling firing.
With the slow cooling they achieve a fantastic array of reduction effects in your cone 6 electric kiln firing !
The tiles shown are fired with the slow cool firing schedule below.
These Coyote Constellation cone 6 glazes work great in a normal firing, but they can look even better when slow cooled. Take a look at
our new Constellation series, designed to be used both ways:
Coyote Dry Glaze Mixing instructions and info: Click Here
Slow Cool Electric Kiln Firing Schedule:
As the control panels for programmable kilns vary across brands, you should consult your owner's manual, or contact the seller
or manufacturer of the kiln, for instructions on how to program your specific kiln for the best results with the Coyote Constellation cone 6 glazes.
Once you know how to program your kiln, enter the following schedule:
100/hr to 220 (this preheat ramp is optional)
350/hr to 2000
150/hr to 2200 hold 15 minutes
500/hr to 2150 hold for 15 minutes
125/hr to 1400
tend to vary slightly so you may need to tweak the top temperature
for your kiln. Your witness cone 5 should be all the way down, and
the witness cone six should be from halfway over to the tip even
with the base (between cone 5 1/2 and 6), cone seven should be
WHY SLOW COOL?
These new glazes look their best when cooled
slowly. Most modern electric kilns are less insulated than their gas
fired counterparts, resulting in a quick cooling cycle that prevents
many glazes from developing the richness they might otherwise have. Iron
reds, crystaline glazes and others
should be slow cooled to achieve their best effects.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY OTHER GLAZES?
By programming your automatic kiln to our recommended firing schedule many of your current glazes will look dramatically better. All of the Coyote glazes fall into one of three categories when slow cooled:
2. A little better
3 Can't tell any difference.
We haven't found any glazes that look worse in a slow cool than they do in a regular firing
WHICH OTHER COYOTE GLAZES LOOK GREAT IN A SLOW COOL FIRING?
Some of our favorites are Opal, Saturated Iron, Rhubarb, Eggplant, Mottled Blue, Rust Brown and Red Gold