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Does the carbon used in bronze clay firings damage the kiln?

You should place a lid on the stainless steel container that holds the carbon. This will prevent the carbon from burning up the oxygen in the kiln. The kiln’s heating elements last longer in an oxygen atmosphere.

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I have been told that because of oxidation during firing you should not fire bronze clay in a kiln that has exposed elements.

Firing an electric kiln in a reduction atmosphere shortens the life of the elements. A reduction atmosphere is created by burning materials in the kiln that use up the oxygen.

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